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The Caste System. Ancient India http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh_xvKLhZHg. You are born into your caste. Your occupation is determined by your caste. You cannot change your caste. You cannot marry or socialize outside of your caste. . Rules of the Caste System.

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The Caste System

Ancient India

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh_xvKLhZHg


  • You are born into your caste.

  • Your occupation is determined by your caste.

  • You cannot change your caste.

  • You cannot marry or socialize outside of your caste.

Rules of the Caste System


  • Brahmans or high priests

  • These priests have the responsibility to provide the spiritual and intellectual needs of the society.

Brahman Caste


  • Kshatriyas or the warriors and the rulers

  • These warriors and rulers have the responsibility to protect the society.

Kshatryia Caste


  • Vaisyas or the merchants, land owners, and skilled workers

  • These people were responsible for the agriculture and economics of the society.

  • They also were responsible for skilled trades such as metalworking and shoemaking.

Vaisya Caste


  • Shudras or the laborers and the unskilled workers.

  • These people are commissioned to do all the human labor for the society such as the farming and building.

Shudra Caste


  • The Untouchables

  • This is the lowest class who performed all of the jobs relating to bodily decay and dirt (burying the dead, cleaning restrooms, etc.)

Dalits/Untouchables/Scheduled Caste


  • Since 1950, India has put many laws and programs in place to help destroy the discrimination that comes from the Caste System.

  • Technically, the system does not still exist in India, but what do you think?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_UnVZT0-0k

Does the Caste System still exist?


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