By C.D. Naik
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It became the duty of political officials to enforce the caste regulations written by Brahmans. Caste regulations grew over a long period of time. As they did, states gradually lost control of landed revenue. A key transition was the downfall of the 30 Buddhism and Dalits : Social Philosophy and Traditions Guptas. Indian social structure developed in a manner opposite to that of China or Rome, where administration of law was dominated by government officials. Instead, Brahmans became hereditary monopolists of the law in a series of weak, ephemeral states.
Although he found many regions where Buddhism was still flourishing, he also found many where it had sharply and startlingly declined, giving way to Jainism and a Brahmanical order. Xuanzang compliments the patronage ofHarshavardana. He reported that Buddhism was popular in Kanyakubja (modern day Uttar Pradesh), where he noted "an equal number of Buddhists and heretics" and the presence of 100 monasteries and 10,000 bhikshus along with 200 "Deva" (Hindu) temples. He found a similarly flourishing population in Udra (modern Orissa).
Ambedkar was a real economist, who recognized the roles of capital, labour, land, rent and entrepreneur in any firm or industry. He was not in favour of 1776's Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations' argument favouring capitalist class interests at the cost of life of the working class. He inclined to endorse the view of 1930's John Meynard Keyne's Labour intensive employment theory for maximum production with proportional investment of capital. He also recognized the twin enemies of society, viz. ste and capital.
Buddhism and Dalits Social Philosophy and Traditions by C.D. Naik