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  • Lower Caste Members
    587 words
    Bernard Marx, being a male Alpha, is the type of person who just doesn't really fit in. While just about all people are very open about their thoughts and personal feelings, Bernard is very secretive about many of his thoughts and actions. For instance, when Lenin a tries to talk to him about "having her", his face goes pale and he insists that they discuss it in private (pg 58). He seems to be very concerned about what people would think if he started talking about that kind of stuff in front o...
  • Present Caste System Of India
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    Caste is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as one of the hereditary social classes in Hinduism, which is also a division in society based on wealth, inherited rank, or occupation, and allows little mobility out of the position to which a person is born. The word caste was first used by 16th century Portuguese traders; it is taken from the Portuguese word casta. Varna, the word for caste, means color and referring to the old racial differences between conquerors and conquered. The basis o...
  • Hindu Caste System
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    I. INTRODUCTION Are you really what you eat Why are people born with certain unique tendencies Are matter and spirit separate, or the same Although seemingly unrelated, these questions are unified by the subject under consideration in this paper: the Hindu caste system. The caste system itself is unified by the concern of ritual purity. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: the caste system has been a dominating aspect of social organization for thousands of years. A caste, generally designa...
  • Indian Caste System
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    The social function of the caste system in Indian culture was too ensure that the wealthy and powerful maintained their high social status and standard of living by making sure that the wealth was unevenly distributed. The members of the upper castes were lucky to inherit a perfect system that was started by the Nomadic Aryans who headed south into what is know as India today. They evolved the system with the use of Hinduism to maintain peace in a highly stratified society, which in another time...
  • Literacy Rate Of Dalit Women
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    The social structure of India has customarily been defined by the caste system (Lewis 2003, 1). It has kept a sense of order and peace among the people. There are several basic features of the caste system in India. One feature involves the fact that a caste is indigenous. Another feature relates to restrictions on commensality between members of different castes. There is also a hierarchical grading of castes. Yet another feature involves the various kinds of contacts members of different caste...

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