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Book Launch: “La sociedad de castas”, by Agustín Pàniker

Presentación del libro: “La sociedad de castas”, de Agustín Pàniker - IMG 2

La sociedad de castas is a clarifying explanatory and reflexive text that contributes with many novelties for familarised readers with the Indian world. Unavoidable for those who would like to deepen into the society, religion, politics or history of India.

After many years of research, Agustín Pàniker deepens into the complex universe surrounding castes: their dark origins, their place in religion, Brahmanic rituals and ideology, their links with political and economic power, great social transformations throughout centuries, the existence of castes among non Hindu (even the Gipsy people) groups, growing “ethnicization” and politicization of castes, without forgetting the most bitter issues, this is, the link of castes with patriarchy and the practice of untouchableness.

Agustín Pàniker is writer and editor. Teacher at different masters and postdegrees related to society, religion and history of India and South Asia. He collaborates with different media and delivers lectures regularly. Among his books the following are highlighted: El jainismo, Índika, Los sikhs and El sueño de Shitala.

Presentation hosted by:
Ramón Mª Moreno, Director General of Casa Asia

Agustín Pániker, author of the book

2014/10/28 19:00 h

Tuesday, 28th of October 2014 at 7.00pm


Casa Convalescència  
c/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 171 (c/ Sant Quintí corner)  
Free admission with limited capacity.
Casa Asia, in collaboration with Editorial Kairós
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