Free essay on the Caste System in India. Caste system in Hindu society in India has reached a stage that there is an apprehension of disintegration of the society.
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The ancient Indian’ Society was based upon vernal and ashrams, a fourfold classification of the entire people into Varnas and a fourfold division of the life of each individuals into ashrams (stages).
He was indeed a poor boy from a backward caste in the erstwhile Travancore State (now part of the Kerala state) in pre independence India.
During the British reign, it was proposed that the Scheduled Castes be treated as a separate community and granted separate reservation under the Government of India Act 1935. But the historic fast of Gandhiji prevented it.
Though casteism in traditional sense in weakening in India, though the leader of our country have proclaimed time and again the caste is menace to our national life, caste plays an important role in Indian Politics.
Several social thinkers’ philosophers and scholars have tried to find out the origin of the Caste System in India.
New trends in Caste System: the disorganisation of the Caste System has led some to infer that in the future the Caste System will cease to exist.
Caste System discharges many dysfunctions. These are known as demerits of disadvantages of Caste system. These are discussed below.
Following are the important distinction between caste and class. In the first place, while stratification in a caste society is based on birth. It is based on wealth in a class society.
Caste System and its existence: the caste system although it beginning in very early years of the Indian history, it has continued through all these ages. Certain things have brought about certain changes in the Caste System.