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The Concept of Sanskritisation-A Rejoinder

mined is too sweeping. If what Gould has said is true, it looks as if we are caught in a vicious circle of institutional backwardness from which there is no escape. Perhaps it is a polite way of saying that Indians cannot free themselves of caste attitudes, because caste has become internalised not through socialisation but through inheritance of certain traits. This cannot be accepted, because it is very clear that caste sentiments can assume a dangerous dimension if they are given such powerful support. It may take a long time, but caste has to be got rid of. ft is the nature of metamorphoses that the caste may undergo before it is transformed beyond recognition that is to be closely watched, to guard IN his article "The Concept of Sans- kritisation

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