Sanskritisation Lecture by Dr. Binu Singh.

The concept of sanskritisation was given by M.N.Srinivas in 1952. He studied the Coorg society in south India. He gave it as the term as Brahminization. But later he preferred the term sanskritisation. It is the process of mobility of lower castes by adopting vegetarianism and teetotalism to move in the caste hierarchy in a generation or two. Later on, he redefined it as a process by which a low caste or a tribe of other tribe of other groups change their customs, rituals, ideology, and way of life in the direction of high twice-born caste.