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Caste System Essay Examples

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Defining Caste
Caste is defined so as to be useful culturally. The cross-comparison of both systems (India and U.S.) shows some similarities. The comparison of interracial relationships and the five categories are both based on color, birth, ancestors and certain socio-economic conditions. In India, there are five groups which are the Bra...
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Castle System in India
Caste The caste system in India is an important part of ancient Hindu tradition which dates back to 1200 BC. Portuguese travelers who came to India in the 16th century first used the word caste. It means race, breed, or lineage. There are 3,000 castes and 25,000 subcastes in India, each related to a specific occupation....
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An Understanding of the Hindu Caste System
Hindu Caste System
At first appearance, the Hindu class structure and the social laws pertaining to religious rights based on one’s class seem to be prejudicial, demeaning and exclusive to the point of abuse. The lowest Varna, the Shudra, is not even allowed to hear or study the Vedas based solely on their inescapable stati...
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Describing Traditional India Caste System
The caste system was a system of social stratification in India, and
some areas connected with Hindu culture such as Nepal, that divided
people on the basis of inherited social status. It was a division in
the society that was arranged in a hierarchy according to occupations
and family lineages. Hindu caste system recogniz...
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The Social Function of the Caste System in India
Discuss the social function of the caste in Indian culture. The social function of the caste system in Indian culture was too ensure that the wealthy and powerful maintained their high social status and standard of living by making sure that the wealth was unevenly distributed. The members of the upper castes were lucky t...
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An Analysis of the Three Video Clips on the Suicide System in India
During class last week, we watched three video clips concerning practices in other countries that most Americans find atrocious. The subjects of the videos were: the Untouchables and the caste system in India, honor killings, and suicide bombers. All three practices are, on the most part, accepted as tradition and occur fre...
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The Essence of Socially Ratifying a System
Social stratification is a system by which a society ranks categories of people in a hierarchy (p.248). Stratification is society has four basic principles. First social stratification is a trait of society and not the differences created by individuals. In essence this is saying that people who are wealthy will have a...
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A Comparison of the Indian Caste System and the American Class System
The caste system, or Varna, of India, came about when the Aryan speaking Nomadic groups came to India about 1500B.C.. The Aryan priests divided society into a caste system with four parts. This system determined Indian occupations. The priests and teachers were the highest caste. The second in rank were rulers and warriors,...
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Similarities and Differences between the Class System of the US and the Caste System of India
A Class vs. a Caste System In any country’s history, a high stage of social development is reached only when the main social divisions are formed. “The caste system penetrates the Hindu society to a level unknown elsewhere. It plays some part in other civilizations but in India it has invaded the whole. It is in this sens...
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The Advantages of a Class System over a Caste System
A Class vs. a Caste System In any country’s history, a high stage of social development is reached only when the main social divisions are formed. “The caste system penetrates the Hindu society to a level unknown elsewhere. It plays some part in other civilizations but in India it has invaded the whole. It is in this sense...
2,596 words
6 pages