Caste System in India Birth determines the caste. Certain practices, such as untouchability, in which higher castes do not come into physical contact with the lower caste, are outlawed. Caste confined the behavior of an individual in segmental division and described punishment for the violators. Once a plague erupts, then you will run to them to kill those rodents to stop the plague spread. Most of India's present day problems are due to denial and lack of reforms in the caste system because of selfish interest of a new class of people like politicians who do nothing to preserve and promote various trades and profession and an ill conceived notion that western society is superior. The deviation is similar to a situation in a navy aircraft carrier where , say a group of officers started disrespecting the garbage workers, leading to garbage not being collected and thereby health problems manifesting on board. To Anon: being so very far from you country my only little advice will be is for you to follow your heart, not what you family says.
The influence of the caste system in Sri Lanka society is gradually declining as political power and economic status are becoming the new parameters used to classify society in modern Sri Lanka. The closed system that held these beliefs and traditions in place became a more open system until very few people were even differentiated as Cagot or non-Cagot anymore. Noble people in society and warriors are categorized under the Kashatriyas, while the Vaishyas include artisans, farmers, and traders. Dysfunctions of Caste System : Caste system has also many demerits. Caste system is very complex and complicated because of which it is very difficult to define. In order to uplift themselves and others, human beings need satsanga or good, spiritual company. The role of education in overcoming caste differences is very important.
In some regions, the social classes are different and instead made up of twice-borns, other pure castes, and service castes, in order of superiority. If there is money in cleaning dirt, making shoes and cremating bodies, then these so called higher caste people will jump into those fields, so then what do you call those high caste people who take up the projects of sewage cleaning, and electrocution of dead bodies, etc. Why do indians still believe in this system? There is nothing special which upper caste people have and lower caste people do not have. For k shatriyas, the goal is dharma or self-discipline through a life of responsibility and right action. Or would a person not allow his hands to touch his stomach Vaisya? In closed systems, more emphasis is placed on accepting social standing, with limits to how far one can deviate from the expectations of one's level in society. This article completely lacks any understanding of the caste system. Wake up, wake up, guys.
Political parties are using caste as their means to get vote. And the 22k gold in India is so much better than the gold here. Brahmins, the highest caste, were scholars and priests, while were warriors, rulers, and landlords. How did it come into existence? I've seen some on this page already. So how dare you even try to justify things? While the current caste-ism is indeed a problem, the roots of it are not in Hinduism, but more so in the prevailing economic condition. From the point of view of society: 1. The thing is you indians got that feeling incorporated in your genes.
A black smith son will always be a black smith. It is only one social aspect of a big system. The pure castes get high social status without any achievement. Secondly, low caste people are allotted occupations which give them low income. In 2012, there were 1,576 rapes, 3,855 injuries, and 651 murders reported in India, all of which were caste-related. How can you stratify society on the basis of birth? Once born in a caste he has to remain the same. It is permissible to move from one caste to another for example by virtue of marriage, a woman from lower caste can go to upper caste family.
Once they're stuck, they're stuck. The concepts of disparities, forward castes, backward castes or exploitation of the weak were almost non-existent earlier. System of Division of Labour: Caste is based on the unique system of division of labour. Some scholars argue that the United States has also experienced a kind of caste system, such as the time even after slavery ended when black Americans had much more limited options compared with other citizens. Virtually the entire Hindu population practices the caste system. Dutta — In a caste system. There is no restriction in water too.
Religious Disability Those belonging to lower caste system are religiously disabled. The Igbo tribe of Nigeria had a long history of social stratification which persists to this today. In that system, there could more than one caste in a family on the basis of one's occupation. Based on the posts here, I'm not sure that everyone really understands the status of an untouchable. Once changed, it never returned to its original form.
In southern India, even the sight of some untouchable groups was once held to be polluting, and they were forced to live a nocturnal existence. I do not believe in the caste system, but I am forced into this ridiculous system. He is funny, smart and caring. The pattern of taking food, wearing dress, keeping relations with other castes etc. Other people will have to wait on these instruction-followers for their livelihood. The Nepalese caste system segments society into hierarchical groups in a system known as jaat.
There is hereditary in occupation. There is supremacy of the Brahmin. These are very superficial views about the caste system. Political Conflict: Caste system also breeds political conflict. Through his specialized occupation one can solve his economic problem.