[INDOLOGY] Religious Literature with Political Purposes

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Tue Jul 7 07:43:47 UTC 2015

Dear Prof. Paturi,

> Emulation or imitation of the class by the non-class...

Right, in the early stages of the theory's development.

By now it's the theory of social/cultural exchange. Active, bidirectional
exchange involving the "class" and the "non-class", emulations and



Artur Karp

2015-07-07 9:03 GMT+02:00 Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>:

> Dear Prof. Artur Karp,
> 1. Sanskritization is a process in the direction  just  opposite to the
> one being brought for direction by the thread initiator. It is the
> puranic/Hindu/Brahmanic side which does the absorption of local/tribal
> traditions in the process brought for discussion. In Sanskritization, the
> non-Sanskritic communities emulate the rituals and practices of the
> Sanskritic communities.
> 2. Emulation or imitation of the class by the non-class is a process well
> recognized and well studied in the inductive empirical discipline of
> sociology. These studies are different from deductive Marxist studies.
> 3. I did not name Professors MN Srinivas, Milton Singer etc. because the
> issues they were handling are the ones such as Sanskritization that are not
> relevant in the context of the present thread.
> 4. Disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology have many explanations other
> than the political motives on the part of the adopter of the other
> culture, offered for the intercultural processes such as the one being
> discussed by the thread initiator.
> 5. The thread initiator is justified in choosing one of the explanations
> for his study. It was with the considerations of propriety that I wanted to
> focus only on that approach and share my understanding that many books from
> the Marxist school of scholarship should be useful for the purpose of the
> thread initiator.
> Thanks for your patience.
> Warm regards,
> Nagaraj
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> Hyderabad-500044
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