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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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    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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    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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    The Caste System Of India

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    The Caste System As children grow up in the United States, they are often told they can do whatever they want when they are an adult. They are often told to reach for the stars and to chase their dreams. In India however, this was not the case. India followed what is known as a caste system. A caste system does not allow young children the fantasy of becoming whoever they want to become, but instead their future is born when they are. The word “caste” was first coined by Portuguese traders in the

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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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    The caste system and Hinduism have been heavily intertwined since the beginning of Hinduism in 1500 BCE with the Vedic period (Molloy, 80). So much so, that even after hundreds of years the very same structure persisted into the Upanishadic period of Hinduism. The system was based on four castes (varna): The priest (brahmin), the warrior (kshatriya, rajanya), the merchant (vaishya), and the peasant (shudra). The untouchables (dalits) were ostracized from the caste system, as they are considered too

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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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    types of rules and ideologies that are used in order to help govern its people. Within these communities, these rules create a social hierarchy developed through a ranked system based on either economic value or religious beliefs. A type of ranked system that most people are familiar with is the Caste System in India, which is a system of classification in a society based on birth. This complex social structure is most prevalent in India, where social hierarchy is in affiliation with Hinduism. It recognizes

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    Caste Essay The caste system is a widely accepted form of oppression. Traditionally the oppression was unseen, with the modernization of the world in the last century the system and its oppression has come to light. While many people do see the oppression, it rarely gets mentioned due to the traditional beliefs that have been in practice for thousands of years. The modernization of not only the culture, but the Hindu beliefs, have encourage the oppression even more so than tradition with the increased

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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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