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Lakshmi Perumalla Vikki Baker English 101 March 23 2009 Caste System And Religious Difference in India. The caste system in India has been developed greatly since many generations. Even today, the caste systems are strongly held. There are five main caste systems in India: Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra, and Harijans. With in these caste systems, there are also many subgroups. In the olden days, the people would not talk another person from another caste system to. They lived in their own little groups and would not let others enter their group. The Brahmin caste is in the first level group and they are treated as gurus with a lot of respect because every body believed that they came from one of the Gods. The Kshatriya caste is made up of people who rule the country like rajas, otherwise known as presidents or kings. The Vaishya caste is famous for their merchansts. The people of the Shudra caste were famous for cultivating the fields and are like farmers. The final caste is Harijans and they are called the untouchables. The untouchables are also called dalits. The shudras and untouchables are in the very lower level group and they were like slaves for the other upper three levels. The untouchables were also considered as almost nonexistent. Even though they were Hindus, no one give priority to them and they were assigned to do all kind of the dirty works and they were not allowed to the public places like Temples(churches). They don’t have right to vote or even study in schools. However, there have been freedom fighters that helped the lower castes with education and other
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equal rights. In 1947 mahatma Gandhi one of the freedom fighter who fought for the rights for harijans and gave them the same rights as the other caste systems. Even though
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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