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    • The caste was a subdivision of the communities in the Indian social order which was broadly divided into four Varnas. • Varna is a much older system of classification than Jati. • Caste helped in identification within one’s own Varna. • Caste system of classification got degraded into the modern caste system. VARNA Varna agency colour, and was a framework for classifying humans aboriginal acclimated in Vedic Indian society. It is referred to frequently in the age-old Indian texts. The four…

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    determining who was in charge, while in Greece, philosophy and humanism were widely popular and this lead to a looser, more people driven government and social structure. India created their social structure and government around their religion. The caste system, their social structure, was completely based off of their sacred texts in the Rig Veda which made the system very rigid and strict. This also lead to exclusivity of power and authority, only particular people were given the…

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    The Caste System Essay

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    the day outside. The Caste System works the same way. If a family is a Five, they will automatically be a performer of some sort with a low income. If the family is a Two, they will most likely be a celebrity with a high income. The label or number of the caste automatically tells how much money you will make and what your job will be. The numbers are like names; the number you get labeled with defines who you are. In the story, there are at least 5 scenarios where the Caste System defines the…

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    Buddhism Caste System

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    In the Buddhism religion, there is a Caste system. The Caste system is broken up into 5 different levels. These levels indicate what your Dharma will be for that life. Dharam is your duty you must fulfill while in that life. For example, the highest caste is the Brahmins. These people are typically lighter-skinned and are priests. The lowest possible caste is the Untouchables. The untouchables are the only people that will touch a dead body and even human waste. Untouchables must wear bells or…

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    exploitation of members that are considered to be of lower social significance but whose economic output is exploited. This is a notion that is exemplified by the documentary by Stalin K regarding caste discrimination in India (Kurup, 2007). According to Dalit Solidarity Network DSN (n.d. Par. 2), a caste system is a divisionary social and economic system whereby rights are accorded by birth and hereditary. As such, it is a never ending cycle in which the underprivileged are condemned to a life…

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    Indian Caste System

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    1. Caste- A term, which is used to specify a group of people having a specific social rank and dates back to 1200 BCE.A social class which every Indian is born into. There are a few thousand castes in India and each has their own traditions and customs. Once a person is born into a caste they cannot get out, or marry someone from a different caste. The caste system tells people which jobs they can have and with which people they can have contact. 2. Dharma- religious and moral rights and…

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    organization that was used is identified as the Caste system and its roots can be traced all the way back to early Hindu texts. One text that specifically shows signs of the system is The Bhagavad Gita. This ancient Hindu text is regarded by many as the Hindu bible and its extremely influential in the forms of modern day Hinduism. The Bhagavad Gita today, is seen by some as a hot topic of debate on whether or not it supports a religious basis for the Caste system. When closely examining the…

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    The Ancient Indian Caste System Cultural, social, religious, wealth, and political divisions have been and still are a part of all societies. The difference between the human tendency to categorize into classes and the caste system in ancient India was that the categorization was the sole basis of people’s futures. The caste system was determined based on birth and people rarely had relations with others outside their own caste. Also, each caste, or Varna, had a certain duty to contribute to…

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    Caste and Female Autobiographies: The majority of the mainstream society in Maharashtra was residing at villages. The caste system had arranged the people in the typical hierarchy. The caste was equivalent to surnames of the people. All of the people from different caste identity lived together like one big family, particularly at the villages like Jalalpur. (Tilak 68) No doubt, they followed the laws of untouchability. But they did not dominate one another through the caste system. Laxmibai…

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    would happen if we had a caste system. What if you lived in india? What caste would you be in?You better hope it's not the untouchables. The untouchables were the lowest caste so they got treated the worst. There are 4 main castes in hinduism. The castes include the highest caste the priest and teachers. Next the rulers or warriors. After that is the cultivators or merchants and traders. Finally is the outcastes or untouchables. Each caste was started by the hindus. Each caste means…

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