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  1. What’s the world’s 3rd largest religion? Hinduism

  2. Hindu Religion and Caste System in India

  3. Hinduism is the religion of about 83% of the population of India.

  4. Gods Polytheism Hindus believe that there are many gods and goddesses (deities)

  5. 3 major points to remember about the Hindu religion

  6. Reincarnation teaches that a person is born, lives, dies, and is reborn again many times

  7. Karma a person's social position in the next life depends upon his/her conduct in the present life

  8. Dharma Provides a code of behavior or set of moral and ethical rules governing the conduct of each social class

  9. Caste System Type of social organization in which a person’s occupation and position in life is determined by the circumstances of his/her birth

  10. Does the caste system still exist today? -Not officially -Forbidden by the Constitution of India in 1950 -Less prevalent in urban India but remains very visible in rural areas

  11. Priests/Teachers Warriors Merchants/farmers Laborers

  12. What is the difference between American Society and the ancient Indian Caste System? 2. Can people in America move up and down the social system? 3. Does America represent more of a pyramid or a ladder? Explain.

  13. http://www.viewchange.org/videos/the-untouchables-breaking-down-caste-barriers-in-indiahttp://www.viewchange.org/videos/the-untouchables-breaking-down-caste-barriers-in-india