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    Christianity developed in the Middle East from the early monotheistic traditions of Zoroastrianism and Judaism. The ancient polytheistic religions of the Fertile Crescent saw gods as fallible and largely Earthly individuals who could be appealed to through offerings. In contrast, Abrahamic scholars believed in an omniscient cosmic entity that favored his followers with prosperity in exchange for exclusive worship. In place of sacrifice, obedience, moral behavior, and prayer were offered.…

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    Dominant Caste Analysis

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    defines the term ‘dominant caste’ as, “A caste may be said to be "dominant" when it preponderates numerically over the other castes, and when it also wields preponderant economic and political power. A large and powerful caste group can be more easily dominant if its position in the local caste hierarchy is not too low” (Srinivas, 1955, p.18). It is interesting to note that he was unconsciously influenced by the Caste Hindu's identity throughout his work. The work, “Dominant Caste and Other…

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    The caste system used by Hindus of India is the oldest social structure in the world. The first mention of the system is in the Sanskrit text Manusmriti (also known as the Laws of Manu), which dates 1000 years before the birth of Christ, which "acknowledges and justifies the caste system as the basis of order and regularity of society"(BBC, 2017). The system divides Hindus into hierarchical groupings based upon their karma (work) and dharma (duty). These groupings are called castes. There are…

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    Construction of Alternate Mythology and History In G.Kalyan Rao’s Untouchable Spring Swasti Sharma Introduction The caste system finds its origin in functional groupings, called varnas, which have their origins in the Aryan society of ancient northern India. In their creation myth, four varnas are said to have emanated from the Primeval Being. The Creator’s mouth became the Brahman priests, his two arms formed the Rajanya warriors and kings, his two thighs formed the Vaishya landowners and…

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    Caste System In Buddhism

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    there is a caste system detailing societal roles, contrasted in Buddhism with no caste system. However, both religions have similar treatment of women. Lastly, Hinduism and Buddhism about very differing ideas about treatment of the impoverished. Of these three examples, the caste system is one of the most defining features between the two religions. One of the primary differing features of social hierarchy within Hinduism and Buddhism is the caste system, or lack of one in Buddhism. The caste…

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    The Hindu Caste System

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    religion have a caste system that they are placed into based on birth. The individual’s placement in the caste system is life long and permanent because they believe their ranking is based off of the sins and deeds of their previous lives. Their belief is that they are “Following the assumed natural law that an individual soul is born into its appropriate environment, Hindus assume an individual belongs to a caste by birth” (Gannon 402). Hindus feel good when abiding by the rules of the caste…

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    (ManuSmriti: The Law of Manu, 1500 BC). In Manusmriti, it is clearly written and practicing till today by casteism people. There are four castes in India, namely Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. Manusmriti clearly discriminated other caste except Brahmin by comparing birth place of Varna from human bodies from top to the bottom. According toManusmriti’s comparison of caste goes on like Brahmin born from human mouth, Kshatriya from shoulders, Vaishya’s from thighs and Sudras from feet of…

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    Backward Caste Essay

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    broadly focusing on the overall political process in the country rather than social mobilization of the backward castes. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY The present study aims to analyze the Political Participation of Backward Castes in Andhra Pradesh with special Reference to Ananthapuramu district and accordingly the following are the objectives 1. To analyze the concept of Backward Caste, the approaches for understanding the political participation and the representation patterns. 2.…

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    Caste: Stratifying Societies Since the Beginning of Time "I cannot believe there is a caste system in society; I cannot believe people are judged on the bases of their prosperity" (Nehwal). India 's social structure has followed the same patterns for over 3,000 years. In 1,000 BCE, India was the most stratified society of the other ancient civilizations, including China, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Americas. The caste system was a form of hierarchy that kept power within the hands of only…

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    or goddess” (Hinduism,2016). 2. Accept the caste system (Corduan,2012). The caste system reaches beyond religion and encompasses the Indian culture from childhood to an individual’s…

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