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Louis Dumont

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Social Sciences.

(1911–1998)

A French anthropologist, the appearance of whose essay, ‘World Renunciation in Indian Religions’ (1959; English trans. 1960), followed by his monumental study of the...

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pariah

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Sociology.

An English word derived from paṟaiyār, a South Indian term for a group of outcastes or untouchables.

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