Abbe Dubois’ Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies, was the pioneering work on this subject, and of equal importance today as it holds up a mirror to what Hindu society was in those days.
The Religion part of Dubois’ work has been published separately. Hindu Social System presents its sociological part – condensed and with new chapter headings. Everyone interested in the Hindu social system will find much to satisfy them in this fascinating title, which includes many detailed descriptions of events and rituals witnessed by the author himself.
Contains a prefatory note by F. Max Muller.