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  • Varna and Jati Essay

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    1. What are the origins of the concepts of varna and jati, and why has the varna-jati system of social organization lasted so long? What social needs did they serve, and how are these social functions addressed in our culture?             During the Vedic Age of Indian civilization, it is believed that after the collapse of the Indus Valley civilization some of the kinship groups and patriarchal families migrated into India.  As some within the Aryas tribe (light-skinned) entered into the Ganges

  • The Aryan Civilization And The Classification Of Society Under The Varna Scheme

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    researched by sociologists. Because of its vast population and extraordinarily rich mythologies and the classification of its society along the Varna system, India has been highly researched by sociologists and historians. In this paper, we will be comparing and contrasting the understanding of the Aryan Civilization and the classification of society under the Varna scheme with the interpretation of Hindu mythology through the lens of Indo-European studies and the views of the Hindu nationalists and the

  • Disadvantages Of Untouchables

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    Spanish and Portuguese word "casta" which means "race", "breed", or "lineage". Many Indians use the term "jati". There are 3,000 castes and 25,000 subcastes in India, each related to a specific occupation. These different castes fall under four basic varnas: Brahmins--priests & teachers Kshatryas--warriors & rulers Vaishyas— farmers, traders & merchants Shudras--laborers Caste not only dictates one's occupation, but dietary habits and interaction with members of other castes as well. Members of a high

  • Hinduism: The Caste System In Hinduism

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    from the Rig Veda, not only is it an ancient system but many regard it as a distinctive trait of Hinduism and its long history and that it is virtually identical to the essence of Hinduism (Varna & Jati 9522) caste is also known as Varna in Sanskrit which means color but can be better translated to mean order (Varna & Jati 9522). The caste system places people into four hierarchal classes Brahmin or priest is the highest in the caste they are considered the closest to god, they are also the people responsible

  • Hinduism And The Caste System In Post-India

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    continuing to be prevalent in every sector of society. Each member of caste system cannot dine or wear the same clothes as that of the other caste group and the marriage across caste system are considered as taboo. Especially for the dalits such as Varna, they could not go to school not were they provided with basic hygiene that other caste groups enjoy. Many assume that the caste system is intrinsic to the religion Hinduism as the teachings of Hinduism such as karma, reveal that good karma is given

  • Social Evils Of The Caste System In India

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    Varna is said to be the class of the person. Under this there are four categories – Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras. Jati on the other hand is said to be a person’s caste and finds reference to a person’s birth. There are thousands of jatis and

  • Patriarchy In China

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    Margin Questions How would you characterize the social hierarchy of China second-wave era? It was a patriarchal society in the sense that woman had to do as the head of their homes commanded, and that women were not included in as Chinese state officials. The Chinese state officials acted in the name of the emperor in the capital and provinces to represent the social elite. Men of promise were sent to the capital, where they were chosen for official positions. Although Confucius advocated on selecting

  • Caste Systems And Indian Caste System

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    a handful to many thousands. The various jati are traditionally arranged in hierarchical order and fit into one of the four basic varnas – Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Sudras. Each caste had a clearly defined role. Members of each caste were obligated to look after one another, so each caste had its own support system. This paper describes the role of each varnas in the society. Caste systems played a significant role in the Indian social structure. Brahmins were the top of the caste system

  • The United States Of America And India Essay

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    An unknown writer once said, “Race is not just an ascribed-at-birth, fixed characteristic, instead it implies a set of gendered expectations for behavior against which people are continually judged.” At first glance, the United States of America and India do not seem to have many similarities, however after researching them further it became very clear that they are more alike than they are different. They share, what I feel, is one of the biggest restraints on societal growth, forms of social stratification

  • The God Of Small Things By Arundhati Roy

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    Does the phrase “stay in your lane” sound familiar? Certainly it applies to driving a car, riding a bike, or moving in any kind of fast-paced setting because if one crosses lines they end up hurt, hurting someone else, or worse. The God of Small Things reveals to readers that staying in your lane can mean the difference between living and dying. The opening quote of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things not only reveals the purpose of the novel, but it impacts the characters actions in colonial