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  • Caste - 1554 Words
    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...
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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 – Ambedkar and Annihilation of Caste
    Caste System – Ambedkar and Annihilation of Caste Over the last couple of days I have been looking to see if there are/were any social movements to abolish the caste system. I started surfing the net and came accross a very interesting document and that is Ambedkar’s Annihilation Of Caste (AOC). This was a speech that Ambedkar had prepared when asked to preside over the Jat Pat Todak Mandal conference. Even though the conference was cancelled, for reasons he has mentioned in the preface,...
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  • Caste and Karma - 1509 Words
    Caste and Karma Understanding the people of India is a complex and rewarding endeavor. The country is rich with culture and home to people of varied ethnic groups and religions. India has a population of 1,201,193,422 as of the 2011 census and accounts for the second largest population in the world with 17.5% of the world’s population; China is first with 19.4% and USA is third with 4.5% (Http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-Prov-Results/data_files/india/final_ppt_2011_ chapter3.pdf, 2011.). The...
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  • caste system - 761 Words
    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....
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  • The Lowest Caste - 3340 Words
    Perez 1 Darlene Perez Professor Justin Rogers-Cooper English 101 Essay Two 7 June 2013 The Lowest Caste In Mulk Raj Anand’s novel, Untouchable, he describes a day in the life in colonized India during the 1930’s from the perspective of a young male, Bakha, who is born into the lowest caste. Anand writes to show the inequalities amongst the lowest caste and how this social paradigm afflicts Bakha’s thoughts and actions. The term social paradigm in this case is referring to the community’s...
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  • On Caste In India - 913 Words
    On Caste in India World Religions Zhou Li Harold Wilson says, “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” In the relentless course of civilization and societal development, mankind has sought and agreed upon equality for all. There were many obstacles in the path of attaining complete equality, but the historical remains of a culture should never be one of them. The caste system, although deeply ingrained in Indian...
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  • caste system - 3935 Words
    Berkeley Journal of Social Sciences Vol.1, No.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...
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  • Caste Discrimination - 2996 Words
    Caste discrimination: Caste systems are a form of social and economic governance that is based on principles and customary rules: Caste systems involve the division of people into social groups (castes) where assignments of rights aredetermined by birth, are fixed and hereditary. The assignment of basic rights among various castes is both unequal and hierarchical, with those at the top enjoying most rights coupled with least duties and those at the bottom performing most duties coupled with...
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  • The Caste System - 1770 Words
    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 ...
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  • Caste and Its Characteristics - 1807 Words
    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...
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  • Caste System - 546 Words
    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...
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  • Caste in India - 2133 Words
    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...
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  • Caste System - 1568 Words
    Caste System in India Dr Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor (Philosophy), P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh http://drsirswal.webs.com Introduction  The Indian caste system is a system of social stratification and social restriction in India in which communities are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called Jatis. Jatis /Varnas  The Jatis were grouped formally by the Brahminical texts under the four well known categories (the varnas): viz...
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  • india and caste - 439 Words
    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...
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  • Untouchability: Caste System in India and Higher Caste People
    Untouchability Untouchability is major problem of Rural India. It is basically a rural problem. Its seeds are only found in rural soils. Untouchability is an ancient concept traditionally. Indian society was broadly divided into four groups such as Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Sudra. In the caste hierarchy the lowest place was given to the Sudras and they were regarded as untouchables by the rest members of Hindu Caste. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation, says “Untouchability is the hate...
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  • The Caste System of India - 948 Words
    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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  • studying caste sysytem - 5267 Words
    Various scholars have done outstanding work on the Indian caste system. And it has contributed significantly to our general understanding of this peculiar Indian system of stratification. In our presentation we will try and get an overview of the variety of the material on caste system of India. Due to time restrain we will discuss three articles: Louis Dumont’s, ‘Hierarchy: the theory of the ‘varna’(Homo Hierarchicus, the caste system and its implications) M.N. Srinivas’s, ‘ varna and...
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  • Annihilation of Caste by Dr.Ambedkar - 8402 Words
    Annihilation of Caste: One More Look by Dr. L. Jawahar Nesan Contents 1. Prologue 2. The evolution of the caste system and its current status 3. Annihilation of caste: the old thesis 3. Annihilation of caste: the New theory 4. Who should lead the revolution? 5. Post-revolution integration Prologue I am neither a sociologist nor an anthropologist but a student of the human society and for being that I leave the choice to the readers that they can assign me under any...
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  • Social: Caste and 19th Century
    I, 2012 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT – I, 2012 /SOCIAL SCIENCE X / Class – X 3 Time allowed : 3 hours SS2-036 90 Maximum Marks : 90 (i) (ii) (iii) 1 11 10 31 1 3 80 22 (iv) 23 30 5 120 (v) 31 4 General Instructions : (i) (ii) The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. Questions from serial number 1 to 10 are Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries 1 mark. (iii) Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 marks...
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  • The Caste System- Reaction Response
    the caste system The Caste System- Reaction Response The Indian Caste System finds its origin in the Manusmriti , an ancient Hindu law book mentioned in the scriptures . The Bhagwat Gita refers to division of castes according to Gunas and Karma . First were Brahmans who were priests, scholars and teachers . Second in were Kshatriyas who were the fighters , like kings and warriors . Vaishyas were third and were traders . Shudras were the last and ranked lowest in the caste system were service...
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  • India's Caste System - 516 Words
    The caste system is a system of division of labour and power in human society. It is a system of social stratification, and a basis foraffirmative action. Historically, it defined communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called Jātis. The Jātis were grouped by the Brahminical texts under the four well-known caste categories (the varnas): viz Brahmins, Kshatriyas,Vaishyas, and Shudras. Certain people were excluded altogether, ostracized by all other castes and treated as...
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  • Hinduism Caste System - 824 Words
    Question: 3 – The Caste System The origins of the complex hierarchy of the Hindu caste system can be tracked back to the Vedic ages. The principle of the caste system is based upon that a person’s status in society can be placed in a block of a pyramid, the higher you rise up the pyramid the closer you get to reaching Moksha.1 Moksha is the ultimate spiritual goal for a Hindu, where the soul is liberated from the cycle of death and rebirth, and the soul mergers with the Supreme Reality.2...
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  • India Caste System - 1317 Words
    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...
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  • Caste System in India - 540 Words
    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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  • Caste System in India and Caste Based Society
    B.A. Hons. English I year (II Sem) Individual and Society Q. In context with Caste Laws to what extent does Premchand’s Deliverance reflect Phule’s claim that Dalits are mentally enslaved. Caste Laws in an extract from the preface to the book Slavery published in 1873. This book (Gulamgiri) remains Jotirao Phule’s most influential publication till date. The title itself suggests Phule’s approach to the subject of caste. Phule considered caste and caste laws a form of slavery. Further in...
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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Caste System
    Question 3a. What were the advantages and disadvantages of the caste system? How did the caste system reflect Indian society. A caste system was used by the ancient Indian society to separate themselves into categories. There are advantages and disadvantages with the use of this system but they all reflected Indian society in different ways. The term Caste and Varna meant “heredity” and “color”. The caste system was originally created to separate the early Aryans from the native...
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  • Caste-Based Reservations - 2154 Words
    Chalam, K.S. 2007. Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India. Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. The present book by K.S. Chalam attempts to bring together some of the empirical data to present the factual position of caste-based reservations in India. It throws light on the almost two centuries old policy to find out its utility or uselessness for contemporary society. K. S. Chalam’s present book is an attempt to recollect the arguments for reservations, remove some...
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  • The Indian Caste System. - 3060 Words
    The Indian word for caste is jati, which means a large kin-community or descent-group. The word "caste" comes from the Portuguese casta (breed or race). The Sanskrit word applied to these groupings is varna, which means several things but is often interpreted to signify color. In a verse from the first millennium epic, the Mahabharata, Brigu, the sage explains: "The brahmans are fair, the ksatriyas are reddish, the vaisyas yellow and the sudras are black" (Huttton). In this essay I look at how...
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  • Caste Discriminations in India - 1282 Words
    Caste Discriminations in India India is an extreme diverse country with vast differences in geography, climate, cultures, languages and ethnicity across its expanse. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven union territories. India is also well known from its caste system. In order for me to fully understand the concept of the word caste, in my Webster dictionary it states that caste is a social group or class distinction. The word caste derives from the Portuguese casta, meaning...
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  • SOCIAL INEQUALITY BASED ON CASTE
     SOCIAL INEQUALITY BASED ON CASTE Contents 1. Introduction 2. Objectives 3. Scope 4. Definitions 4.1 Social inequalities 4.2 Caste 5. Why inequalities 6. Global caste discrimination 7. Case Study –Caste discrimination in India Context 7.1 Definition & Background 7.2 Caste discrimination in practice 7.3. India’s legal framework 7.3.1 The Indian Constitution 7.3.2 The Indian Penal Code 7.4 Implementation issues 7.5 International...
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  • The Indian Caste System - 876 Words
    The Evolution of the Indian Caste The term "Hinduism" originated from the word "India" and it refers to variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. It is known that the Indian society was based on the caste system, but according to one of the leading world historians William H. McNeill it is still unknown how or when Indian society became organized this way. According to McNeill the Indian society turned with time from an organized...
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  • India's Caste System - 1590 Words
    Intolerance within India’s caste system The Indian caste system is harsh and oppressive, yet it has not always been that way, and policies have been implemented to end this intolerance. The caste system within India is a set of classes that is used to place people into occupational groups. It is a system followed by Hindus. The story of how it began states that the original five varnas were made from a primordial being, and each varna contains many castes and sub-castes, each of which has a...
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  • Indian Caste System - 5779 Words
    The Indian caste system describes the system of social stratification and social restrictions in India in which social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often termed jātis or castes. Within a jāti, there exist exogamous groups known as gotras, the lineage or clan of an individual. In a handful of sub-castes such as Shakadvipi, endogamy within a gotra is permitted and alternative mechanisms of restricting endogamy are used (e.g. banning endogamy within a surname)....
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  • Global inequality, and caste systems
    Describe the trend in global inequality over the course of the last century. Based on where we have been and where we are now, predict where the world may be a century from now. What prediction would modernization theory support? What about dependency theory? What do you think will happen? Why? Briefly describe the main characteristics of caste systems and class systems. How are these types linked to different kinds of economic production (agrarian versus industrial technology)? In what ways...
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  • Discrimination and Caste Systems - 438 Words
    Indian Society is full of caste discrimination. In spite of several anti caste discrimination laws and provisions, violations are regular than exceptions. Due to its alarmity, world over and particularly India, even UN is making efforts to combat caste discrimination practices still faced by untouchables of India and elsewhere. India is even failing to uphold existing laws against caste discriminations and violations of human rights of untouchables are rampant. They are segregated in all...
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  • Caste System on India - 9238 Words
    HISTORY OF THE INDIAN CASTE SYSTEM AND ITS IMPACT ON INDIA TODAY By Manali S. Deshpande Advised by Dr. Harold Kerbo SOCS 461, 462 Senior Project Social Sciences Department College of Liberal Arts CALIFORNIA POLYTHECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, San Luis Obispo Fall, 2010 Table of Contents I. II. III. IV. Research Proposal Annotated Bibliography Outline Final Paper i. Introduction ii. Caste Structure and Characteristics iii. Origins and History iv. Religion, Culture, and Caste v. Movements and...
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  • Law and Caste in Modern India
    Law and Caste in Modern India Author(s): Marc Galanter Source: Asian Survey, Vol. 3, No. 11, (Nov., 1963), pp. 544-559 Published by: University of California Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3023430 Accessed: 19/05/2008 17:14 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, available at http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp. JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained...
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  • India Caste System - 1455 Words
    ) 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...
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  • Caste System in India - 476 Words
    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...
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  • Indian Caste System - 4892 Words
    The British Raj and the India’s Caste System The Indian caste system, known as Varnas, is a centuries old system of social stratification. It is a strict hierarchal system that determines a person’s occupation for them. It also determines what they can wear, who they can talk to, who they can marry. Those on the top of the pyramid have all the wealth, power, and prestige, while those on the bottom are treated no better than the trash that is thrown away. It consists of four Varna’s: Brahmins,...
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  • Some Theoretical Considerations on Caste
    Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 7, 2013 |51 Some Theoretical Considerations on Caste Madhusudan Subedi Abstract Caste as a system of social stratification was an encompassing system in the past. There was reciprocal system of exchange goods and services. With time, occupation and mode of generation of livelihood of various caste groups changed, and the traditional form of jajmani system fizzled out. This paper provides an account of changing perspectives...
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  • Caste System in India - 941 Words
    THE CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA Caste is an institution of great complexity. It has its roots deep in history. It is probably understood as the division of society it a fivefold hierarchy with the Brahmins at the head, followed in order by Kshatriyas, Vaishyas or traders, Shudras or servants and labourers, and lastly, the Untouchables. The first three castes are called ‘twice-born’ as they alone are entitled to undergo the ceremony of ‘upanayana’ which constitutes spiritual rebirth. Only...
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  • Inter Caste Relations - 3209 Words
    INTER CASTE RELATIONS *Ms. Shailja Saxena **Abhishek Kumar According to Oxford dictionary, Caste means “any class or group of people who inherit exclusive privileges or are perceived as socially distinct “or” each of the hereditary classes of Hindu...
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  • Indian Caste System Research Paper
    Discrimination India, the seventh largest country by area with over 1.2 billion people, has one of the most diverse religious life and traditions in the entire world. It is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. (1) The Tribal communities of India are one of the oldest and longest surviving religious groups in the world today. With Hinduism being the largest religion in India, each of the traditions plays a major role in their society....
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  • Preference Utilitarianism and Caste Mind Set
    INTRODUCTION The word ‘Caste’ is originally derived from the Latin word Castus, which means chaste and pure. From ancient times the Indian society was divided into Jatis or small groups which are distinct from classes. Due to the complexity of Jatis, the Portuguese who came to India gave the name castas, referring to the pure/impure divide. Thus the word caste came into being in the Indian society. The translation of the terms Varna and Jati into caste seems obscures the real difference...
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  • Caste System in India and Social Status
    What night is donned upon my nation, lord? “Atleast she has an employment guarantee.” “Even if the employment is manual scavenging” “Someone will do it, why not she” “She is a little child. She also has a right to education and decent livelihood.” Ah! I then realized what void argument have I given. Who will provide them education and what will it fetch them? “She is anyway having two meals.” And yes so true is that. Food is much more important than dignity. Even if they are maltreated it...
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  • The Hunger Games & the Indian Caste System
    ENG 266 - 1001 Essay # 1: The Hunger Games April 3, 2013 In a story that has an underlying theme of class and poverty, The Hunger Games and their twelve districts can be compared to India’s caste system. Both are hierarchies based on social status. The districts in The Hunger Games include the Capitol being at the top of the chain, with districts one through twelve falling below in numerical order. Going down the order, each district gets more and more poor. Following along with that, the...
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  • Use of Caste System in Gupta India
    The Caste System was utilized by the government in Gupta India to provide social order and a social hierarchy. Almost everyone living in India practiced Hinduism and very few people challenged the Caste System. The Caste system gave Indian leaders a basis for why they had power and explained why some people were in poverty. The Caste System also provided guidelines for what occupations suited each social class. People who were not educated or wealthy enough to have a career as a Brahman, for...
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  • Racism: Caste and Different Time Intervals
    India is characterized by more ethnic and religious groups than most other countries of the world. Aside from the much noted 2000-odd castes, there are eight "major" religions, 15-odd languages spoken in various dialects in 22 states and nine union territories, and a substantial number of tribes and sects.(Article 3: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in India) Racism has been one of the most topical topics in many countries like India, Pakistan, Middle - east, USA and many other nations because...
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  • Search for my Tongue and Half-Caste
    In the poems “Search for my Tongue” by Sujata Bhatt and “Half Caste” by John Agard, there are a variety of language features used such as personification, metaphors and repetition, which personally made descriptions in the poem more vivid. These techniques aided in making these poems more powerful and helped to effectively convey the messages that our identities are engraved in us and that we need to reconsider using the derogatory term ‘half-caste’ as it identifies people as ‘half’ people....
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  • The Caste System: Effects on Poverty in India
    Global Majority E-Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (December 2010), pp. 97-106 The Caste System: Effects on Poverty in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka Jasmine Rao Abstract Though mostly outlawed, the caste system continues to be one of the key drivers of poverty and inequality in South Asia. This article reviews the linkage between poverty and the caste system in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It also discusses the situation of the so-called Dalits (untouchables), which are typically considered to...
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  • The origins and functions of the Hindu Caste System
     The origins and functions of the Hindu Caste System: A Sense of Duty That Stands The Test of Time Abstract This essay explores the origins and functions of the Hindu caste system, its correlation to the Hindu religion, and its impact on the Hindu society and culture. My research concludes with a progression of expanding world views, which are changing the way most Indians view themselves in relation to the world around them. The origins and functions of the Hindu...
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  • Ram Manohar Lohia and His Tackling of Caste Issue
    Ram Manohar Lohia and his tackling of Caste issue This paper will study how and why caste became so crucial to Ram Manohar Lohia’s politics. This would be understood by tracing the different dimensions of some of his theoretical and political activities, specifically on caste and even otherwise. So, for example, how Lohia drew his own grand historical narrative through Wheel of History, that contextualised caste in a certain way, or how this understanding of caste also allowed him to...
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  • Difference Between the Three Estates and the Caste System of India
    There is a difference between the three estates and the caste system of India. The first estate was the Church, the second estate were the nobles or nights, and the third estate was the peasantry. There are many differences between these three estates. The Indian caste system has been in use for many years. The caste system has order and peace among the people in India. There is a comparison between the caste sytem of India and the three estates. The first estate represented about two...
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  • Class Has over Taken Caste in Contemporary India
    PROJECT ON: CLASS HAS OVER TAKEN CASTE IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA NAME: ABHINAV KUMAR VERMA BBA LLB: 2ND SEMESTER DIV: B ROLL NO: 84 SUBJECT: SOCIOLOGY "We divided ourselves among caste, creed, culture and countries but is undivided remains most valuable: a mere smile and the love." Class has over taken caste in contemporary India Introduction Earlier in India social system of Hindus was predominantly based on the caste system which had arisen in ancient times. The caste system...
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  • AP World History CCOT Essay Caste Systems
    Alissa Bradeen Mrs. Mcelroy AP World History September 19, 2014 Caste System in India from 1000BCE- 500CE When the Aryan's migrated to the Harrapan society bringing important and useful resources such as horses, chariots, iron, and the Sanskrit language they begin to slowly overpower the Dravidians currently settled there. Since the Aryan's were the more people they decided they needed a system to help keep social classes in their rightful order. So they created the caste system. Although the...
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  • Indian Caste System vs. Modern Social Stratification
    ESSAY Subject: History of Civilizations Question: 1. Analyze the Indian caste system and compare it to modern social stratification of the society. Discuss and identify similarities and differences. "Birth is not the cause, my friend; it is virtues which are the cause of auspiciousness. Even a chandala (lower caste) observing the vow is considered a Brahman by the gods." (Lord Krishna) In period of around 1500 BCE, Indo-European civilization called Aryan, settled in...
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  • Caste System: Confinement of the Indian People under a Glass Ceiling
    Introduction India’s Caste System, a system of social stratification, began with the idea of keeping peace and order throughout India. Though as time passed, it has created a pernicious effect that restricted the growth and potentiality of a person. As such, the caste system is a barrier (ie. a glass ceiling) to the development of a person in a social, economic, and political manner that will continue to burden the country in the future. As time passes and nothing has significantly improved,...
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  • Role of caste system in Mesoamerica and medieval Europe comparative essay
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