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    The caste system of India All types of societies and races have some sort of functional social stratification. The only difference is that in most cases it remains in an elementary from and elastic. The peculiar feature of the Indian caste system is that in India the aforesaid process has crystalized into watertight compartments. And it has become permanent feature of the Hindu society. It is very difficult to give out and dried definition of caste. We may offer fairly accurate description

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    Attitude to hierarchy A) The India’s caste system India has a hierarchical caste system in the society. Within Indian culture‚ Hindu or Muslim‚ urban or village‚ virtually all things‚ people‚ and groups of people are ranked according to various essential qualities. The social Hierarchy is present everywhere in India. Although India is a political democracy‚ in daily life there is a little adherence to notions of equality. Castes systems in India and caste like groups‚ classified in five groups

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    At present caste system is discouraged in India‚ its root was very strong in ancient India. The ancient Aryans started the system. They divided the society into four castes such as Brahmana‚ Kshatriya‚ Vaisya and Shudra. This division was made on the basis of the work which the Aryans did. Economists term it as division of labour. At that time society needed the work of all these castes. There was interference of one caste in another. The Brahma worshipped Gods and Goddesses. The Kshatriyas were

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    India Untouched - Stories of a People Apart is perhaps the most comprehensive look at Untouchability ever undertaken on film. Director Stalin K. spent four years traveling the length and breadth of the country to expose the continued oppression of "Dalits"‚ the "broken people" who suffer under a 4000-year-old religious system. The film introduces leading Benares scholars who interpret Hindu scriptures to mean that Dalits "have no right" to education‚ and Rajput farmers who proudly proclaim that no

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    Caste (Oxford India Short Introductions). By SURINDER S. JODHKA. New Delhi: Oxford University Press‚ 2012. xvii‚ 201 pp. Rs 195 (paperback). Surinder S. Jodhka’s monograph Caste provides a concise yet very informative history of the complex reality of caste in India. At the same time‚ the author brings together all the major literature available on the issue into a single thread and thereby taking the reader through the timeline of the changing ideas of caste. Hence‚ the book‚ while newly engaging

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    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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    1‚ Jan 2011 Social system influences Political System A comparative study of sub-continent Mughees Ahmed∗ Fozia Naseem∗∗ Abstract: The study of the culture of the Sub-Continent in the political context is the main object of this paper. Casteism and Biradarism are main component of this culture which has very deep impacts on political alignments of the people. This factor gained more significance in Pakistan in the era of non-political governments. Social system of sub-continent influences

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    Sakulkiatpotchana 1  “James” Theerapatr Sakulkiatpotchana  Mr. Jeffrey Steers  Current Events  16 May 2013  The Caste System  The Caste  system  is “Social  hierarchy  distinguishing India’s  social structure from  any  other  nation”(mtholyoke.edu‚  epandit).  The  caste  system  was  used  to  control  people  and  separate  them  from  each  other.  Date  back  to  1200 BCE‚  caste  is used to  identify  a  group   of  people  having  a  specific  social  rank. Most  of the  history  seemed  to 

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    organised to worship‚ to acknowledge our ancestors. Therefore I made a rare visit to my village. While serving the food I saw two little girls‚ wearing tattered clothes and with unkempt hairs. On enquiring I came to know that they belonged to scheduled caste. One of my cousins told me that they are engaged in cleaning others’ excreta manually. I could not believe it. They were barely 5-6 years old. I was astonished at the fact that how agreeingly they had given in to the social discrimination. I gave

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    A Day in Life: Case system Narrative My feet‚ burning walking 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

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