The Caste System of Ancient India. The caste system organizes division of labour and money in human society. It's a system of social stratification, and a basis for affirmative action.

The Caste System of Ancient India. The caste system organizes division of labour and money in human society. It's a system of social stratification, and a basis for affirmative action.

This is the caste system in India. My baap and Sassur were both part of the Brahmin caste. However, this does not always mean that we are the wealthiest. Both my family and my groom's family have stuggled with money all our lives.

This is the caste system in India. My baap and Sassur were both part of the Brahmin caste. However, this does not always mean that we are the wealthiest. Both my family and my groom's family have stuggled with money all our lives.

The Caste System explained and an addition about Ancient Indian society. The Caste System was a major part of the Indus River Valley civilization.

The Caste System explained and an addition about Ancient Indian society. The Caste System was a major part of the Indus River Valley civilization.

Many societies that believe in the Evil Eye also adhere to a strict caste system, like the one in India. It is often those at the bottom of the caste, the "untouchables" who are blamed and accused of casting the Evil Eye upon those higher up in the caste system.

Many societies that believe in the Evil Eye also adhere to a strict caste system, like the one in India. It is often those at the bottom of the caste, the "untouchables" who are blamed and accused of casting the Evil Eye upon those higher up in the caste system.

Photographer: Peter Steinhauer  Country: Singapore    Title: Taikoo Windows, Hong Kong - 2009     Caption: Part of book project entitled "Hong Kong - Surface Unseen"

Photographer: Peter Steinhauer Country: Singapore Title: Taikoo Windows, Hong Kong - 2009 Caption: Part of book project entitled "Hong Kong - Surface Unseen"

India History - The caste system is a system of division of labour and power in human society. It is a system of social stratification, and a basis for affirmative action. Historically, it defined communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called Jātis.

India History - The caste system is a system of division of labour and power in human society. It is a system of social stratification, and a basis for affirmative action. Historically, it defined communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called Jātis.

The Caste System Video Explains the Caste System and how the Untoucables actually play a key role in India society.

The Caste System Video Explains the Caste System and how the Untoucables actually play a key role in India society.

The untouchables face a life style of poverty and being discriminated against. They were not allowed to go to many places that other caste could go to, or to dress the same as them. As Anant explains, “Until recently, they were not allowed to draw water from the common well of the village, nor were they entitled to enter the temples (1972: 22)

The untouchables face a life style of poverty and being discriminated against. They were not allowed to go to many places that other caste could go to, or to dress the same as them. As Anant explains, “Until recently, they were not allowed to draw water from the common well of the village, nor were they entitled to enter the temples (1972: 22)

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