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    generation, female, rural and the lower caste students. This has changed student demographics in academic disciplines. Due to diverse students’ group on college campuses, the higher education institutions are facing diversity, social justice and discrimination issues. Caste-based discrimination is one of the issues which is pervasive across the institutions in India (Neelakandan & Patil, 2012; Nambissan, 2006 & 2009; Patwardhan & Palshikar, 1992). The lower caste students have been experiencing discrimination

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    Dictionary.com defines a Hindu Caste as "any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred by inheritance from one generation to the next." The Hindu caste system divides the Hindus into four hierarchical ranked castes, also referred to as the varnas. These castes include the Brahmins, Kshatriya ,Vaishya, and the Shudra. According to study.com, the Brahmins were known to be the priestly class of Hindu

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    The Indian caste system is historically one of the main elements where people in India are socially differentiated through classes, religions, regions, tribes, genders, and languages. Caste is a term which is used to specify a group of people having a specific rank. The Indian term for caste is jati and generally designates a group that can vary in size from a handful to many thousands. The various jati are traditionally arranged in hierarchical order and fit into one of the four basic varnas – Brahmins

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    Separation of the many allows for easy rule by the one. Many tyrants and dictators have known this since the dawn of human civilization, and as such caste systems were implemented across the globe in many differing nations and continents. The caste system was once more implemented in The Handmaid’s Tale, as the women were separated by their jobs and envious of each other’s freedoms, no matter how small. The marthas able to talk, The handmaid’s able to go on walks, etc. This caused a social divide

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    The Caste System

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    their political structure of the caste system and also their religion of Hinduism, but slowly departed away from long distance trade with other societies. Although the caste system was a social structure, it helped stabilize India’s political foundation. Based on the citizen’s profession, the caste defined their social standing. This system contained 5 main levels; the Brahmans were the priest, highest of the caste, they ruled and ordered by telling the lower castes what to do, helping to govern the

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    partition known as the caste system. With its roots in the Hinduism, those Hindu and other are affected by the Hindu society structure. There are four major divisions in caste, and each division individual has specific responsibilities in society. The word dharma is, “conformity to religious law, custom, duty, or one's own quality or character” (Dictionary.com). One’s are allowed to perform those responsibilities assigned by one’s particular caste. In the religion term each caste is called Varna. The

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    Caste system is a social evil that is present in the Indian society since the ancient times. It has been criticized immensely by the people over the years however it still has a strong hold on the society. Essay on Caste System in India A number of social evils have been prevalent in the Indian society since centuries and caste system is one of them. The concept has undergone certain changes over the centuries and is not as stringent as it was in the earlier times however it still impacts the religious

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    Indian Caste System

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    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). The

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    Caste Oppression In India

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    in India has been happening for over a thousand years with little to no action being done to stop the caste discrimination. There has been oppression occurring in India against Dalits, people below the caste system who are also known as Untouchables, and to lower caste people because of their culture and their religion, Hinduism. In order to rid caste discrimination facing Dalits and lower castes in India, people of India must know and evaluate the history of the oppression, the current situation

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    Caste System In America

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    One reason that the caste system may exist, is how Hindu religion has influenced Indian culture and life. Religion may influence how the Indian society functions with the caste system being based off the Hindu religion. In modern Indian cities, caste is generally not as important as it is to those in rural villages. Possibly, caste may be much more important to villages than cities due to the purpose caste serves villages. Since the caste system is thousands of years old, it seems it was possibly

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