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Changing Religious Practices-Their Relationship to Secular Power in a Rajasthan Village

Their Relationship to Secular Power in a Rajasthan Village Partap C Aggarwal Power, not religion, maintains caste hierarchy. In the Mewat village studied by (he author, those castes which were previously deprived of economic and political power and which subsequently were in a position to become strong, recognised the opportunity and acted with speed and determination. In order to make this gain secure, they began to emulate the religious behaviour of the higher castes.

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