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Caste system in India

R. Sangeetha Rao

Caste system in India

myth and reality

by R. Sangeetha Rao

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Published by India Publishers and Distributors, Distributed by Reliance Pub. House in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Caste -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [172]-175)

      StatementR. Sangeetha Rao.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS422.C3 S17 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 175 p. ;
      Number of Pages175
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1834276M
      ISBN 108185214050
      LC Control Number89906205
      OCLC/WorldCa20997178


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Caste system in India by R. Sangeetha Rao Download PDF EPUB FB2

India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities.

The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based. Even so I had to learn, and unlearn, many things about caste while completing my two most recent books: the novel Ghost in the Tamarind, which narrates an inter-caste romance between a Brahmin man and a Dalit woman against the backdrop of powerful anti-caste movements in southern India; and a co-edited collection of academic essays on caste and.

The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of has origins in ancient India, and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern India, especially the Mughal Empire and the British Raj.

It is today the basis of afirmative action programmes in India. The caste system consists of two different concepts, varna and jati. caste [Port., casta=basket], ranked groups based on heredity within rigid systems of social stratification, especially those that constitute Hindu scholars, in fact, deny that true caste systems are found outside India.

The caste is a closed group whose members are severely restricted in their choice of occupation and degree of social participation. Many Westerners have heard of India’s caste system, but a thorough understanding of its ins and outs is still relatively uncommon.

The following sections reveal the nitty-gritty of the caste system. Broadly speaking, a caste system is a process of placing people in occupational groups.

It has pervaded several aspects of Indian society for.