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The Caste System. India. What is it?. Aryans implemented division of labor in their society. The most clever and brave members of society were selected and given the task to teach and protect others The dullest types of individuals were laborers.
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The Caste System India
What is it? • Aryans implemented division of labor in their society. • The most clever and brave members of society were selected and given the task to teach and protect others • The dullest types of individuals were laborers. • The rest of the people of the society were given the tasks to grow food, produce materials, trade, and supply the goods to others.
The Caste System Today • The caste system is still intact today but the rules are not as rigid as they were in the past. • Because of western education, contact with foreigners, media, and modern communications, people are progressive in many aspects. • In 1962, a law was passed making it illegal to discriminate against the untouchable castes. In practice however, discrimination still continues today.
continued • In the past, when upper caste individuals came in contact with an untouchable they would immediately bathe. • Now, some people just sprinkle water on their body and some do not even care at all.
continued • Today all castes are equally treated by the law. • Education is free and open to all castes. • Discrimination is only done socially.