The indian caste system can be understood this way there are four basic castes in what is called varnashrama dharma one is the shudras, who do so accordingly, the caste system was made in india it was a good arrangement for those days it is just that over a period of time, you became a. I the caste system--(groups assigned by birth not personality) the hindu conception of the social order is that people are different, and different people will fit well into different aspects of society social order or social class according to varna forms the framework of moral duties according to personal. Caste system is the worst discrimination a person can come across it tries to determine who you will be and put a limit in the ancient time, caste system was made to provide benefits to the society these benefits were: better understanding in relationships: the people. Beginning to understand it all could sound like calculus the easiest way out is to turn to the wise and old the indian society is traditionally divided in 4 sects or 4 castes each has its distinct role and purpose in the picture below going clockwise its the brahmins, kshatriyas, shudras & vaishyas.
Broadly speaking, a caste system is a process of placing people in occupational groups it has pervaded several aspects of indian society for centuries rooted in religion and based on a division of labor, the caste system, among other things, dictates the type of occupations a person can pursue. Caste system is a system much like western concept of racism where people are discriminated against due to their skin colour similarly, in in this article, we would try to understand and explore caste system in its different dimensions such as its meaning meaning of caste origin of varna. In this video i'm explaining indian caste system or hindu caste system the caste system is very complex social structure what is the caste system.
The caste system divides hindus into four main categories - brahmins, kshatriyas, vaishyas and the shudras many believe that the groups is the system legal independent india's constitution banned discrimination on the basis of caste, and, in an attempt to correct historical injustices and provide a. India's caste system is perhaps the world's longest surviving social hierarchy hierarchy- a system of ranking (ex upper class, middle class, lower class) it is supposedly more than 2000 years old powerpoint slideshow about 'understanding the hindu caste system' - carlo. There is a vast literature on caste system in india with a long and diverse background this chapter aims to review some of the relevant literatures pertaining to the caste system prevailing in india different authors might have varied perceptions about this particular topic for discussion.
The caste system is based on four major classes at the top are the brahmins or priests below them are rulers, kings, soldiers and other people a large group of people, called untouchables, live outside the caste system untouchables are often homeless people who live on the streets and under bridges. Caste system has been the bane of hindu society for centuries in terms of impact, it did much greater damage for a much longer period to a great many the idea of staying away from unclean people is understandable in a society that was obsessed with the concept of physical and mental purity. - varna system or vedic caste system which later deteriorated into the modern caste system due to colonialism and misinterpretation, was natural and - after reading the laws of manu i was able to understand the caste system pretty well the laws of manu describes what one must do to be a.
Understanding india's caste system in a previous blog post, i wrote about my own experiences with india's caste system, where i witnessed discrimination between castes in both life and death. Under this system, which is associated with hinduism, people were categorized by their occupations although originally caste depended upon a person's early written evidence about the caste system appears in the vedas, sanskrit-language texts from as early as 1500 bce, which form the basis of. Caste system which was created originally for systemic spiritual and social growth of people has now become a curse to the hindu society because of its misinterpretation, ignorance, and disadvantages taken by some sections of society.
The caste system in india is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of caste it has origins in ancient india, and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern india. Not much is known of how the caste system in illéa started although it was hinted that people's castes were based on the amount of money their family donated to the government during the first war with new asia. Making the nepali caste system complicated none of this is simple to class or understand though as there is a lack of clarity on the definition of dalit for example which obviously means diversity in data and that's just on one caste day to day reality of the caste discrimination in nepal today.