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IJSSH 2019 Vol.9(4): 107-110 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2019.V9.1000

Socio-Cultural Attitude Towards Women and Shudras in Ancient Age: A Study of the Vedas and Dharmashastra

Kaushalya
Abstract—Language of the Dalits is one of the most crucial constituent of their identity that gives Dalit literature its distinctiveness. Their language violently disturbs the seemingly natural but superficial orderliness of the social status quo. That is to say, the language of the Dalits goes against the standard language, which is considered to be “pure”, “cultured”, “classical”, and “divine,” and which is also the language of the academia. The so-called “decency” is the most suffocating term for the Dalits for it stifles the Dalit voice and self-expression. The Dalit language is definitely decent for Dalits. In the villages, Dalits have been pushed to the outskirts.

Index Terms—Varna, caste, Shudra, women, dharmashastra, veda, smṛti.

Kaushalya is with the Department of Sanskrit, Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, India (e-mail: panwar.kaushal@gmail.com).

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Cite: Kaushalya, "Socio-Cultural Attitude Towards Women and Shudras in Ancient Age: A Study of the Vedas and Dharmashastra," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 107-110, 2019.

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