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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Finally, the university at any level of the caste system does owe every student it accepts an opportunity to develop their intellectual.
Robert Hunter states that "the caste system that puts the heaviest cost of malpractice increases on the few high-risk doctors is illogical" (June 2003, p.
The Indian caste system's roots originate in the economic division of labour but have now resulted in some people from lower castes being discriminated against.
A long-outmoded academic caste system?) by graduate programs and the Jeremiahs of the professional associations Like AHA and MLA, who have been wringing their hands in public for years I about the wretched job prospects for new Ph.D.s.
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