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  • Language And Clothing : The Movie ' The Boy Answered '

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    are seen as impressive and superior figures, the Sahibs, but they do not discriminate based on caste. It is because of this that the Untouchables often try to mimic the British colonizers in actions, language and clothing. A Sahib is seen as someone to look up to, quite superior and an Englishman like Bakha yearns to be; to escape his low societal position. When Bakha was younger, he lived with his uncle in the soldier’s barracks, and was told he could never amount to anything like a Sahib if he

  • Advantages Of Inter-Caste Marriages

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    Chapter 2 The Reality of Inter-caste marriage Caste is the social differentiator or divider of groups of people on the basis of the birth of the child in a family. In other words, the occupation of the family, their status in the society and few other elements make up the caste system in India. This caste system started from the fall of the Mughals and was furthered by the British Raj. There were a lot rules based on caste, when it came to the relationship between two people that were of the same

  • The Role Of Untouchables, By Mahatma Ghandi

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    Untouchables revolves around the circumstances and accounts of happenings within a single day experienced by Bakha, an untouchable or an outcast in the Indian society’s caste system. The eighteen year old Bakha is a sweeper boy who has a very strong desire to learn, yet he faces the harsh reality of being treated lowly and inhumanely by the high caste Hindus. He struggles with the realization of society’s wickedness where untouchables are seen as impure, polluted or corrupt. Eventually, he discovers

  • Summary Of Rohinton Mistry And A Fine Balance

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    Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear discusses how people quickly blame fate for events that are actually the fault of their own actions, saying that, “This is the excellent foppery of the world… when we are sick in fortune,—often the surfeits of our own behaviour,—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity” (Edmund, King Lear). Similarly, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry demonstrates that the joys, injustices, and cruelties present in the characters’

  • Benefits Of Marriage During Today 's Contemporary Society

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    Advantages of Endogamy Marriage plays a significant role in today’s contemporary society, and it is only through marriage the subsequent generation is created. Most people may have attended a wedding before; however, not all weddings are alike due to the difference in religion and/or culture. For example a Christian wedding has different customs than a Hindu wedding as a result of different beliefs and traditions. There are different types of marriages such as an arranged marriage and love marriages;

  • Marriage Is A Sacred Action, And The Bondage Between Individuals Essay

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    recognized. The definition of endogamy is a “marriage within a particular group or category of individuals” (Cultural Anthropology, 204). Cultures who practice this type of marriage require that the marriage be within his or her social group, or ethnicity. For instance, certain areas of India, especially the Hindu community, practice endogamy. Marriages outside of their social group are forbidden and extreme consequences, from disowning to death, will be given. “[Endogamy] is a common practice among

  • Casteist View On Casteism

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    qualification, job, income, place etc., caste plays a dominant role in the marriage process. The implicit reason behind endogamy is the casteist binary notion of ‘purity and pollution’. From the Catholic churches to the independent churches, caste consideration is a reality in the marriage. A cursory analysis of various newspapers and matrimonial sites reveals that caste endogamy prevails among Christians. In order to substantiate the argument following matrimonial advertisements are

  • The Contemporary Motives Of Getting Married

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    will focus upon several aspects of marriage and how it has been changed from the past to presence. We will see how the marriage is important for men and women through various studies, different values of marriage and the definition and meaning of endogamy and exogamy in Non-Western and Western countries. Furthermore, this essay will analyse the contemporary motives of getting married. Until the

  • Guest of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnok Fernea

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    Marriage is important in human society. Marriage is “the customs, rules, and obligations that establish a special relationship between a sexually cohabitating adult male and female, between them and any children they produce, and between the kin of the bride and groom” (Arenson, and Miller-Thayer 520). Most of the cultures are used to seeing only female and male getting married but looking deeper into the society; we can see there are more to it. There are many different types of marriages. In an

  • The Recipe for a Happy Marriage

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    attention to the underlying concerns for how young people meet and fall in love. Cultural background, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are factors in determining a socially acceptable couple. This can unfortunately perpetuate racism through endogamy. Endogamy requires people to marry within their own group. In America, we are a melting pot of cultures, and sometimes cultures will demand their members marry only members of the same background. In My Big Fat