caste system


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caste system

A system of social stratification in India, deriving from the Aryan hereditary division of the population into priests (Brahmins), warriors and rulers (Kshatriya), farmers and merchants (Vaisya), and laborers, artisans, and domestic servants (Sudra).
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Noun1.caste system - a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
class structure - the organization of classes within a society
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In a remarkable failure of democracy, and with how I understand the author's message, I guess the real obstacle to India's greatness is not its caste system, or the political parties, or its ethnic and religious conflicts, but the lack of nutrition for children, newborn, and the unborn.
May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gangadharan Natarajan is a loving husband desperate to reconnect with his wife and protect his marriage that has been threatened by the Indian caste system.
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India is composed of the caste system which assigns individuals a certain hierarchical status according to Hindu belief.
The caste system in Hinduism is responsible for the backwardness of the OBCs.
Their claims that Gandhi was a racist, a "sexual weirdo" and a proponent of the caste system are risible.
Many if not most essays (in both the sections) draw on one or several of the following core aspects of Hinduism: belief in reincarnation of soul, the Karma theory (regarding ex-post settlement of actions), emphasis on the four-fold objective function of life(ethics, wealth, desire fulfillment, and liberation from reincarnation), and the caste system.
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In this case, policy makers were reluctant to accept the persistence and influence of the caste system and to acknowledge the Ministry of Health's remit of addressing poverty and social exclusion.
9 ( ANI ): A recent study has revealed that the present caste system persisting in the Indian population is the result of a recent population mixture among divergent demographic groups.