ABSTRACT

WHILEitistrueingeneralthatamongthevarious peoplesthemanifoldfunctionsofspirituallife,social

orindividual,onlygraduallybreakawayfromreligion,itis particularlytrueofthecivilizationofIndia.Religionis,as itwere,thecommondenominator,orthefundamental basisofallthefactorswhichmakeupIndianlife.Inthis secondpartweshallconsiderreligioninitssocialaspect, deferringtheexaminationofitsindividualaspecttothe thirdpart.