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Caste System Ranking The Hindu society consists of four castes of jatis groups Its a term primarily to the basic divisions of Hindu society in the Indias subcontinent The highest of the groups is Brahmans the priestly castes that dominate the groups Next are the Kshatriyas traditionally warriors rulers and large land owners Third are the Vaishyas mainly farmers or associated with commerce The lowest are the Shudras who are the laborers and artisans comptons 68 The outsiders are called the untouchables who are leather workers or scavengers a caste can be indentified only on relation to other casts where an ethnic group can be considered and analyzed in isolation The origin of the Indian Caste system is obscure and none of the theories puts forward to explain its development accounts for the combination of the numerous features that were made up by the Caste System all throughout India their historys basic structure of Hindu society shown a high degree of stability from the Hindu belief buddhism doctrine did not support the Caste System on the other hand the Buddhist did not bring about a complete abolishment of the Caste destinations Brahmans act as family priests of members of most castes of high and middle status but not considered impure brahmans priests of certain religious orders are often recognizable by their so-called caste marks they are designs of white yellow or red paste painted on their forehead for countless generations they functioned as priests scholars teachers scribes and government officials brahmans recieve fees and gifts from other castes but never give any gifts of ceremonial importance not all brahmans castes are equal but even the least eminent brahman sub castes are ritually superior to the highest of the non- brahman castes the lower shudras whose caste are agricultural rank numerous numbers of the shudras castes are highly specialized these jobs that are less respected from the brahmans are pottery blacksmith carpenters warriors land owners and
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