A Primer on Yajmani System

The peculiar feature of Indian society in which Jati (caste) system was the fundamental modal of socioeconomic organisation, its sustenance in the rural areas could only be ensured by Yajmani (also spelled Jajmani) system which was intricately intertwined with Jati system. In Yajmani system, the Jatis which were engaged in providing different services and productsContinue reading “A Primer on Yajmani System”

Marxism and Culture: The Tale of Antagonism

The relationship between Marxism and existing culture is a puzzling one as people don’t really get the rationale behind Marxism’s opposition to culture despite the fact that Marxism is rooted in materialist conception of history and class conflict is the way forward to achieve the desired ends. To explain this, there are connected yet differentContinue reading “Marxism and Culture: The Tale of Antagonism”