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Caste System in India

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Caste System In India











Jayanta Boruah
BA.LLB. 1st sem.
Roll no.325

Contents

Sl. No. Topics Pages
1. Introduction 5
2. Caste system in India 6-7
3. History of Indian caste system 8-15
4. Hindu caste system as a Myth 16-21
5. Caste among religions 22-23
6. Caste rigidity 24-32
7. Caste in various factors of society 33-35
8. Caste and social status 36
9. Views of Ambedkar and Gandhi on caste system 37-40
10. Some news regarding the ongoing caste system 41-44
11. Caste related violence 45-49
12. Rise of backward castes 50-54
13. Criticisms of caste system 55-58
14. Social legitimacy and institutionalization of discrimination 59-64
15. Conclusion 65-66
16. Bibliography 67





Introduction

In this paper we will discuss about the caste system in India. This paper will give us a review of when and from where did the Indian caste system evolved, its presence in various other religions, its consequences in the society and the steps taken by the society to tackle its problems. And at last I have tried to give my own opinion regarding this system and theprovisions mentioned in the constitution of India.













Caste system in India


Gandhi visiting Madras (now Chennai) in 1933 on an India-wide tour for Harijan causes. His speeches during such tours and writings discussed the discriminated-against castes of India and appealed for the eradication of untouchability.

In India, the caste system is a system of social stratification and which is now also used as a basis for affirmative action. Historically, it separated communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called Jātis Contemporary usage of the term Jātis and caste are synonyms. The Jātis were grouped by the Brahminical texts under four categories, known as varnas: viz Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Shudras, and Outcastes. Certain groups, now known as "Dalits", were excluded from the varna system altogether, ostracized by all...

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