India's Caste System Essay

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The caste system has saturated aspects of Indian society for centuries. Other religions in India’s culture doesn’t follow the caste system; it is an aspect rooted in the Hindu religion. Along with other attributes, India’s caste system indicates the type of employment a person can purse. And who you can and cannot interact within the social ladder (Morrison, Terri pg, 224). The caste system was originally was based on a person’s personality, but over time it became less about personality and more about the job you had and where you were born. Castes are ranked in categorizes that’ll determine the behavior or actions of one member of society over another (Morrison, Terri pg.223).
India 's caste system is structured in four main classes, Brahmin (Priest), have always been the highest ranking of the four classes that make up Hindu society. Traditionally they have been people who engaged in biblical education and teaching; usually in temples or to particular families. Brahmans still follow other traditional occupations such as teacher, government clerk or
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Which is why their economic progress is restricted. The castes still rarely outside of their own class and are definitely not changeable. In India, people of all castes meet socially or for business. And discriminating against anyone because of their caste for memberships or things of that sort is against the law. Foreigners are not expected to behave differently toward any caste.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is an Indian political party that advocates Hindu nationalism. The BJP draws its Hindu nationalist creed from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Self-Service Organization), a group founded in 1925 in opposition to Mohandas Gandhi and dedicated to the spread the orthodox Hindu religious practices (Bharatiya) (Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Europe: How to Do Business in 25 European Countries pg.226

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