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introduction to hindu caste system

introduction to caste system about Brahmins shudras untouchables and vaishyas and Kshatriyas and about there religion and there working what work they are doing

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introduction to hindu caste system

  1. 1. The Hindu Caste System
  2. 2. Definition: A type of social organization/hierarchy in which a person’s occupation and position in life is determined by the circumstances of his birth.
  3. 3. Marriage only among member of same caste Occupation choices restricted Personal contact with other castes restricted Acceptance of fixed place in society
  4. 4. Members of a caste rely on each other for support
  5. 5. Brahmins— thinkers/knowers Vaisya—provide food for the belly Sudra—do the work Ksatriya—doers Each caste is born out of Brahma (the creator)
  6. 6. Purpose is to help people of other castes fulfill their dharma Perform rituals and observe vows for the sake of others
  7. 7. Responsible for leadership of the people Often rely on advice from Brahmins
  8. 8. Shopkeepers who sell products (unlike the Shudra who sell services)
  9. 9. Each subgroup of this caste performs a specific service. Jobs include gardeners, potters, and clothes washers
  10. 10. Belong to no caste Expected to do the “dirty” jobs Come in contact with animal skins, dead bodies and human feces Avoid contact with “caste” Indians for fear of “pollution”
  11. 11. THANK YOU BY:Arjun uk