International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)

An extensive analysis of the caste system: How did it developed?


Dr. Durgesh Kumar Singh

The Indian caste system is historically one the main dimensions where people in India are socially differentiated through class, religion, region, tribal gender and language. The Indian caste system is consider as a closed system of stratification which mean that a person’s social status is obligated to which caste they were born into. The caste system is a classification of people into four hierarchically ranked castes called ‘Varnas’ (The Brahmans, The Chhatriyas, Vaisyas and Shudras). They are classified according to occupation and determine access to wealth, power and privilege. The Varnas are then divided into specialized sub caste system called ‘Jatis’. Each Jati is composed of a group deriving it’s livelihood primarily from a specific occupation. People are bourn into certain caste and become members. There are limits on interaction and behaviour with people from another social status. This paper will exploring the various aspects of the Indian caste and its effects on Indian society.
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Dr. Durgesh Kumar Singh. An extensive analysis of the caste system: How did it developed?. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2018, Pages 220-222
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