Philosophy Of Hinduism
- Author: B.r. Ambedkar
- Publisher: Critical Quest
- ISBN: 9788189524593
"In life and preservation of life consists the religion of the savage. What is however true of the religion of the savage is true of all religions wherever they are found for the simple reason that constitutes the essence of religion.
These are some of the factors which determine the place and status of a caste in this Hindu hierarchical system of castes. This hierarchical organization of the caste system is responsible for producing a social psychology which is noteworthy. In the first place it produces a spirit of rivalry among the different castes for dignity. Secondly it produces an ascending scale of hatred and descending scale of contempt."