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. https://youtu.be/aalg0U6XJvk