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Hinduism - History and Impact of the caste system in India 1 Hinduism History and Impact of the caste system in India Hinduism History and Impact

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History and Impact of the caste system in India 2 Hinduism is being observed since the 19 th century under colonial British rule. Hinduism is a widespread religion. In India, caste system has been followed since many years. Before 3,000 years ago caste system came into place. The main aim of the Aryans was to create division in the society. Initially it was known as “jati” and is spreading as the society is changing. The emphasizes of importance of Caste System is mentioned in the Bhagvad Gita as well. Caste system is still in place in many of the parts of rural India. Caste system is recognized by one’s occupation or family history. The Hindu caste system is divided into five groups: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras and Chandalas or Pariah. “As per the Bhagavad Gita says this about the varnas: The works of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Sudras are different, in harmony with the three powers of their born nature. The works of a Brahmin are peace; self-harmony, austerity, and purity; loving-forgiveness and righteousness; vision and wisdom and faith. These are the works of a Kshatriyas: a heroic mind, inner fire, constancy, and resourcefulness,
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Hinduism - History and Impact of the caste system in India 1 Hinduism History and Impact of the caste system in India Hinduism History and Impact

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