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  • Caste

    Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy‚ hereditary transmission of a style of life which often includes an occupation‚ ritual status in a hierarchy‚ and customary social interaction and exclusion based on cultural notions of purity and pollution.[1][2] Its paradigmatic ethnographic example is the division of India’s Hindu society into rigid social groups‚ with roots in India’s ancient history and persisting until today. However‚ the economic significance of the caste system

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  • Caste in Politics and the Politicisation of Caste

    Caste in Politics and the Politicisation of Caste Lesson: Caste in Politics and the Politicisation of Caste Lesson Developer: Dr. Jagannath Ambagudia College/ Department: Department of Political Science‚ Rajdhani College Institute of Lifelong Learning‚ University of Delhi Caste in Politics and the Politicisation of Caste Table of Contents Title: Caste in Politics and the Politicisation of Caste Introduction Caste and Politics in Colonial Period Caste and Politics in the Post-Colonial Period

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  • Caste System in India

    The caste system described on Wikipedia‚ is the social stratification and social restrictions in the Indian subcontinent‚ in which social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups‚ often termed as jātis or castes.The caste system in India can be explained more of the a complex social structure of their hierarchy. The caste system is more of a group of people having a specific social rank. The jatis or castes can vary in size from a few to thousands of people. There are various

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  • Caste System in India

    The caste system‚ or Varna‚ of India‚ came about when the Aryan speaking Nomadic groups came to India about 1500B.C.. The Aryan priests divided society into a caste system with four parts. This system determined Indian occupations. The priests and teachers were the highest caste. The second in rank were rulers and warriors‚ with merchants and traders third in rank. Last were the workers and peasants who were born to be servants to the other three castes. People could not change their caste. They

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  • India Caste System

    Divisions in India Society: The Caste System There are different theories about the establishment of Caste system. There are religious‚ mystical‚ biological and socio-historical theories about the Caste system. The word “caste” is derived from a Portuguese word “casta” which means “bread” or “lineage” (Encarta). A Class vs. a Caste System In any country’s history‚ a high stage of social development is reached only when the main social divisions are formed. “The caste system penetrates the Hindu society

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    output of political process in sub-continent are analysed. Historical‚ analytical and comparative approach is adopted. Another object of this paper is to analyse the power of cultural elements in politics and a brief detail on the role of biradaries/castes in local politics with the reference to Pakistan and India for the reason that it takes one beyond the traditional range of political theory and practice in its past and present forms. Such a study can provide a preliminary base to extend the boundaries

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  • india and caste

    "firsts-on-film"‚ such as Dalits being forced to dismount from their cycles and remove their shoes when in the upper caste part of the village. It exposes the continuation of caste practices and Untouchability in Sikhism‚ Christianity and Islam‚ and even amongst the communists in Kerala. Dalits themselves are not let off the hook: within Dalits‚ sub-castes practice Untouchability on the "lower" sub-castes‚ and a Harijan boy refuses to drink water from a Valmiki boy. The viewer hears that Untouchability is an

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  • Caste System

    through the villages while the higher caste people just stare at us‚ as if we are animals that have no home. My son is screaming as he is sick from the polluted water we have to drink from. The higher caste people drink from clean fresh wells and laugh at us as we drink from the local pond filled with animal feces. There isn’t much hope for our kind of people‚ but for us it’s all about slim chances. My people help each other in times of need‚ the same caste helps the people inside of it‚ but requesting

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  • Caste and Its Characteristics

    The caste system of India is one of the main dimensions where people in India socially differentiated through religion‚ class‚ tribe‚ region‚ gender and language. The Indian caste system is considered a closed system of stratification‚ which means that a person’s social status is obligated to which caste they were born into. Caste is a social status determined by a system in society based on one’s position in that position could be low and high depending on the importance attached with that position

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  • caste system

    The Caste System of India Many people have heard of the caste system in India‚ but few understand its complexity. This system has kept India’s Hindu people locked into a rigid social climate for centuries‚ and is still a controlling factor among the Hindu people. The caste system was uniquely developed in the Hindu societies of India. The origins of the caste system in India are unclear‚ but it seems to have had its beginnings sometime around two thousand years ago. Under

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