Gaikwad, V. R.

In praise of caste: a tribute to manu the law giver an enquiry into the philosophy of work and stratification Part II: by V R Gaikwad (Working Paper, No. 1991/929) Gaikwad, V. R. - Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management 1991 - 16 p.

The Part I of this paper (W.P. 928) analyses the question: 'How is one work different from the other? and proposes seven basic and thirteen other supplementary/corollary propositions. According to these, each work has mental and manual components. Higher the mental component in a work, higher is the rating of the work, and accordingly the status of the worker. Secondly, greater the hurt caused to senses by the manual component in a work, lower is the rating of that work, and accordingly the status of worker. Thirdly, greater the difference between the inherent, rating associated status (ascribed status) and the status actually enjoyed (achieved or imposed), higher will be the tension in an organization/society. These and other propositions indicate that as long as the Rating-Status Equity Law operates there is harmony.


WP 1991 (929)

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