jati

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Noun1.jati - (Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter)
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
caste - (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
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This may not be easy politically but if it can be done then the objective criteria can be extended back to Hindu jatis.
At the heart of the Mandal approach is the strong correlation between jati status and economic and social deprivation.
One of the companies operating in IT technology in the country is Jatis Piranti Solusindo (Jatis Solutions) which focuses on development of IT products--consulting service and outsourcing.
In August 2005, Jatis Solutions offered securities issues to the public at he Jakarta Stock Exchange totaling 219,217,000 ordinary shares consisting of 164,413,000 new shares and 54,804,000 shares of Firium Solutions (Asia Pacific) Pte.
Over time, as the economy grew more complex, and as new castes emerged, varnas got transformed into jatis, which are essentially regional caste groupings.
Even the exact number of jatis is not known with certainty; it is estimated somewhere between 2000 and 3000.
Even for those who are familiar with Indian classical music, the jati and its transformation to raga remain very obscure.