Sociology – 2019 – Paper 2 – M.N. Srinivas – Religion and Society

Structural functionalism – Durkheim

Sociology of religion – kinship, social structure, hierarchy and village economy

Book view versus field view of society

Indological versus sociological approach to religion

The okka, the caste and the village

Kinship, marriage, customs (mores and folkways), Sanskritization, dominant caste, Jajmani system

Srinivas set out to show the two-way relationship between religion and social structure.

He showed how religious beliefs and practices were refracted by the structures of joint family, caste and village.

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  1. Ilyas August 24, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Thank you so much sir


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