KIC000062 - Shiva Parvati Shiva Parvati(Cant Sima Kali...

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Shiva& Parvati Ihe Alter EQ(h or Parva Shiv a & Pan au r Cont I Kali Kali the Birth-giver 4/28/2011 Shiva & Parvati (Cant.) -- Sima', & Kali Dancing 12
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Introdllc:tion I The Caste Systell1l ~An ancient system for organizing classes • Traditionally. 1000's of different castes - based on birth, occupation, etc. • Based on the two stories & a legal document: 1. The Rig-vedic hymn about Purush' 2. The Bhagavad-Gita (from the epic poem. Manabharata) 3. The Laws of Manu • In modem India discrimination based on caste is now illegal, but still very common ~ THE FOUR LIFE STAGES I • wono xenouncer ~sannyasm) The Stages are: • Student • Householder • Forest Dweller I Shi\'a, P:lrVlIti & Ganesha IIhe Main casted • Warrior Noble 4/28/2011 -13 I The ''twice born" Laborers, Servant$ • Polluted Laborers (a.k.a., "The Untouchables") I INDIANS &HINDUISM IN AMERICA I Very Few Immigrants Prior to Early-20th Century • "A Man From Madras" in Salem, MA (1790) • Most Indians who came were indentured servants. via Britain • Mid-19th cent. saw only
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