Introducing Indian Society
Social Change and Development in India
Demographic Structure and Indian Society
The Story of Indian Democracy
Social Institutions - Continuity and Change
Change and Development in Rural Society
Market as a Social Institution
Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion
Change and Development in Industrial Society
The Challenges of Cultural Diversity
Globalisation and Social Change
Suggestions for Project Work
Mass Media and Communication Process
Assertion: Sanskritisation usually accompanies or follows a rise in the economic status of the caste attempting it.
Reason: Adopting the ritual, domestic and social practices of a caste (or castes) of higher status raises the social status of the members of middle or lower castes.
Kumudtai’s journey into Sanskrit began with great interest and eagerness with Gokhale Guruji, her teacher at school…At the University, the Head of the Department was a well-known scholar and he took great pleasure in taunting Kumudtai…Despite the adverse comments she successfully completed her Masters in Sanskrit…. Source: Kumud Pawade (1938)
Read the source and answer the following question.
Do you think sanskritisation is a gendered process? Give a reason for your answer.