Unit-2 Rural Social Structure

This unit deals with the major element of diversity of social life in India.

Describe the ‘jajmani system’.

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Written on Apr 15, 2019 12:35:16 PM

  • The ‘jajmani’ system is found in Indian villages.
  • It is the relationship between patrons and clients, or Jajman and Kamin of different castes, generally within a village.
  • It is a process of exchange of goods and services between castes.
  • Some castes are patrons and some are clients.
  • It is an inherited relationship.
  • The jajmani rules are enforced by caste panchayats in rural India.