Take the case of the Plebians of Rome as a further illustration of the power of religion over man. There is also a third point of criticism against this view of the Caste System. At the subhuman level the passage is almost automatic up the chain of being. Believing as I do in a socialist ideal, inevitably I believe in perfect equality in the treatment of various classes and groups.
The concept of karma perfectly justifies the caste system based on birth. VI Caste does not result in economic efficiency.
Thus in course of time the party in favour of political reform won and the Social Conference vanished and was forgotten. Some castes demand the government to recognize them as scheduled castes or tribes and from time to time resort to violent agitation over the issue.
Especially is this the case with the people of India. The present-day Kayasthas will not forgive the present-day Brahmins for the infamy cast upon their forefathers by the forefathers of the latter.
The An understanding of the hindu caste system is a notorious instance of this class of literature. I think it would be absurd to contend for such a proposition and for a very obvious reason.
But this is only incidental. The caste system became an instrument of oppression in the hands of socially privileged castes. Under the leadership of the late Mr. Indian scholars used religious themes and ancient legends to instill feelings of pride and nationalism in people.
This happened on or about the 1st of April ! Suppose for the sake of argument that by some freak of fortune a revolution does take place and the Socialists come in power, will they not have to deal with the problems created by the particular social order prevalent in India? There is another feature of caste which is deplorable.
Caste has however done one thing. But they did not. It was at one time recognized that without social efficiency no permanent progress in the other fields of activity was possible, that owing to mischief wrought by the evil customs, Hindu Society was not in a state of efficiency and that ceaseless efforts must be made to eradicate these evils.
Kshatriyas-- pronounced something like "kshot ree yahs" the born administrators formerly nobles, rajahs, and warriors. If Hinduism survived amidst many competing traditions, religions and foreign invasions, without a central authority and with so many centrifugal forces working from all directions, a great deal of credit ought to go to the rigid caste system that discouraged people from experimenting with their faith and beliefs acting as a binding force and kept them within the boundaries established by the scriptures and the tradition.
In our society, the merchants. Here no one can say that any evil genius was at work. Tamas is believed to be the predominant quality in men who are unclean and ignorant, in other words, sudras. They had apparently obtained a great gain because under the Republican Constitution of Rome one Consul had the power of vetoing an act of the other Consul.
The untouchable was required to have a black thread either on his wrist or in his neck as a sign or a mark to prevent the Hindus from getting themselves polluted by his touch through mistake.
Caste based organizations and associations still exist in India and play a crucial role in perpetuating the idea of caste. Your present thoughts, decisions, and actions determine your future states.
The protectors of society. To do so is to misunderstand the essentials which go to make up a society. Purity of Birth From the Mahabharata.
It undergoes rapid and abrupt changes. Indeed the ideal Hindu must be like a rat living in his own hole refusing to have any contact with others. Consequently the bar against intermarrying and interdining between sub-Castes cannot be for the purpose of maintaining purity of race or of blood.
There are however many Indians whose patriotism does not permit them to admit that Indians are not a nation, that they are only an amorphous mass of people. If Hinduism lost millions of its followers to other religions and continues to lose so, it is because the lower castes were pushed to the wall and made to feel bad about themselves.
The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of caste. The Plebians never could get a Plebian Consul who could be said to be a strong man and who could act independently of the Patrician Consul. On the other hand one can say that generally speaking History bears out the proposition that political revolutions have always been preceded by social and religious revolutions.
Advantages to the Caste system.A caste is a division of society based on occupation and family lineage.
Hindu caste system recognized four distinct classes or divisions among people based on these criteria and enforced it through a rigid code of conduct that was specific to each class and rooted in the dharmashastras (law books) of the later Vedic period.
Hinduism: The Caste System, Reincarnation, and Karma I. The Caste System--(groups assigned by birth not personality). The Hindu conception of the social order is that people are different, and different people will fit well into different aspects of society.
How did caste come about? Manusmriti, widely regarded to be the most important and authoritative book on Hindu law and dating back to at least 1, years before Christ was born, "acknowledges and justifies the caste system.
To put an end to such undesirable situations, it is important to have a better understanding of the caste system in India. Here is a list of 9 books, both fiction and non-fiction, that may serve as an introduction to understanding the caste system. Caste system which was created originally for systemic spiritual and social growth of people has now become a curse to the Hindu society because of its misinterpretation, ignorance, and disadvantages taken by some sections of society.
Some people blame the current form of caste system to Hinduism, which is absolutely wrong. Since I am a Hindu, I will write down as much I know about Hinduism and Hindu caste system.
Firstly, we have the most ancient categorization, the Varnas. They were create around years ago.Download