Essay On Caste System

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The Caste system in India By Ruchita Patel Professor Weingart Religions of the World 11 November 2014 The Caste system in India India is known for the diversity of the Caste System with different languages, different religious traditions, practices and a system of beliefs. The Caste System is very important part of the Hindu tradition because it is a historically important aspect into which people live in India, follow different religions, tribes, languages and belief. Nowadays, there are so many sub-caste systems in India. Caste identity is determined based on social status, given the rank based on hierarchical order and social stratification of the caste system. Caste identity is also associated with social advantage or disadvantage…show more content…
The caste system was enforced with the help of law book and the dharma. It remains through many forces such as tradition, hereditary, caste rule, marriage and wealth etc… 1) Tradition: Every caste follows their own tradition, ritual practices and groups of social symbolism. Tradition means to follow their ancestor religious practices, beliefs and values. They have different food, clothes, languages and festivals. 2) Heredity: The caste system decides based on their own birth and inheritance from their ancestor. No one can change their caste. No inter caste marriage is allowed because children inherit the caste of their father. 3) Caste rules: Everybody must follow their caste rules. Caste rules contain the policy, rules and duties for their tradition. The success of the caste are based on the caste rules and it depends upon the performance of duties prescribed for each caste. Caste rules are different for all castes. If you break the rules then you can be punished. For example, my caste has a rule that allow only inter caste marriage, we all must follow that rule. Some castes have the rules that all women should cover their head when men near around them. In India, the caste system has many…show more content…
Caste system creates the differences, injustices and disabilities among the people. Higher castes takes all advantages and rule over the lower caste negatively. Higher caste never touch, create any physical contact and adopt the occupation with the lower caste people (Untouchable) (Shudras). So, the lower caste people feel the depression and are always insulted by the upper caste that always treat lower caste as lesser human beings. Nowadays, the caste system divided into many groups and follow their own tradition so it creates conflict between them. The caste system creates the political wars because higher castes contain all the position and power and always make law in favor of them. The country cannot take any advantages from the caste
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