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    A. Geography and the environment greatly impacted influenced Indian civilization. But if India’s location, it was closer and was more easily accessed by the Western civilizations. This caused the development of a lot of trade and a merging of Western and Indian culture. India was an agricultural civilization, so it was dependent on the climate to grow food. Monsoons are common in India’s climate; therefor it had a huge impact on the amount of crops they could produce. Also, because of India’s…

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    Indentured Labor System

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    indentured laborers from India, whose working and living conditions were destructive of caste and culture, and as often harsh as those of the slaves they replaces”. (p 47). In the beginning of the 1860s the indentured system began replicating the slavery system. It was even considered a new form of slavery. The destruction of their caste and cultured started right after they left India. There were inter-caste marriage, inter-religion marriage and inter-racial marriages during the passage to…

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    In the years following World War II, Great Britain along with most of Europe, was war-torn from the aftermath that had resulted from a long, tiresome, six years of war to which World War II had on greater Europe. Although Great Britain was one the victors in World War II, the cost of war weighed heavily on not only themselves, but Europe as a whole. This post war era not only forced Great Britain to refocus its attention more specifically on the reconstruction of itself, but also cut back on…

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    class and so on. In this topic, the description is about the people who are marginalised as they are from lower social class or caste in India. They also known as “Adivasi”, the Aboriginal people of India. Legally they are called as “Scheduled Tribes” (ST). The lower class belongs to people who are at, or near, the socio-economic hierarchy.…

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    Mohandas Gandhi was an extremely influential political leader because of nonviolent actions he performed such as fasting and leading many campaigns throughout his career. To Gandhi, “Non-violence is the article of faith”. Gandhi lived a very simple life. Often, he would only be seen wearing a hand-sewn loincloth and cheap spectacles (Rushdie). Gandhi was an opponent of technology and would often only hand write what would need to be written. Gandhi was an advocate of nonviolence. Because of…

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    INTRODUCTION: EDUCATION IN INDIA Education is very important in India, because it allows them to advance to better jobs, create a positive economic impact and have a more relaxed lifestyle. The educational system is designed to help the students learn at a fast pace and improve their communication skills to be able to adapt to any situation • Education benefits for the Indian citizens. • Negative consequences of having lower education. • Education allowing people to help their community. THE…

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    Reincarnation In Hinduism

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    It is believed that one can only meet Moksha by being reincarnated into higher castes by creating good karma during each life. Moksha is described as an escape from this world that can be achieved by fulfilling multiple roles and being reincarnated into higher castes until they are released of the cycle (Shouler & Anthony 59). This aspect of caste system directly relates to the social dimension of religion. The caste one ends up in determines nearly everything about their life, and predetermines…

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    living by jungle rules that, "you can 't expect a man in a dung heap to smell sweat"(28). Balram 's moral code is a product of his corrupt surroundings. Balram realises that without the caste system there are only two castes being the wealthy and the poor. He is going to take action to propel himself into the top caste. He comments about India that, "People in this country are still waiting for the war of their freedom to come from somewhere else .... That will never happen. Every man must make…

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    Americans were born into society that was geared towards white supremacy, they were seen as less then human and had terrible leaving and hard employment opportunities, similar to the roles of the people in the Harijan group. In contrast, within the Hindu caste system, “social mobility is almost nonexistent for an individual, however with enough manipulation and persistence an entire group can move up in the hierarchy if they can convince enough people to believe their claims”. After the passing…

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    In an Indian Society, can love and family transcend the caste system, that which separates people into separate classes? The caste system has been in India for thousands of years. It has been legally outlawed but still has pull in society to this day. In Roy’s book the theme is that society is an ugly thing. Love and family are unable to triumph over the class boundaries. Ammu and Velutha, like many others who have tried to love across classes end up paying a heavy price. In The God of Small…

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