THE LEGITIMACY OF VARNASHRAMA DHARMA IN INDIAN DHARMA SHASTRAS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Authors

  • Dr. Mithan Das Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya, Kailashahar, Unakoti, Tripura

Keywords:

Kshatriya, Raja, Satva, Shudra, Tamas, Vaishya, Varnadharma

Abstract

Classical Indian philosophy talks about Varna system. The reference of varna system is found in Manusamhita and Bhagavadgita.
There are four varnas-Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. Varna system in India is a division based on guna each of the varna
possesses. These gunas are satva, raja and tama. But in course of time this gunas based varna system is changed and it becomes birth
right. In my paper, I shall critically try to show the legitimacy of varna system.

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Published

20-11-2023

How to Cite

Dr. Mithan Das. (2023). THE LEGITIMACY OF VARNASHRAMA DHARMA IN INDIAN DHARMA SHASTRAS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(11). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/3185