shaalaa.com | The Caste System and Ancient Indian Society
Broad overview: Issues in social history,including caste, class, kinship and gender.
Story of d scovery: Transmission and publications of the Mahabharata.
Excerpt: from the Mahabharata, illustrating howit has been used by historians.
Discussion: Other sources for reconstruct ng social history.
- Familiarize the learner with issues in social history.
- Introduce strategies of textual analysis and their use in reconstructing social history