Indian Sociologists

Indian Sociologists

Question

What was the significance of religion according to Ghurye ?

Answer
The Significance of religion according to Ghurye :

1. Govind Sadashiv Ghurye made original contribution to the study of Indian religious beliefs and practices. He wrote six books : (i) Indian Sadhus (1953), (ii) Gods and Men (1962), (iii) Religious consciousness (1965), (iv) Indian Acculturation (v) Vedic India (1979) and (vi) The Legacy of Ramayana (1979), to certify the role of religion in the society.

2. Govind Sadashiv Ghurye delineates five foundations of culture : They are (i) Religious consciousness, (ii) Conscience, (iii) Justice, (iv) Free pursuit of knowledge, and (v) Toleration. Religious consciousness as a value manifested itself at the dawn of history.

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