Negative aspects of the caste system in modern India are political, educational and social discrimination as well as adverse effects on individual's self-esteem. Additionally, even in integrated caste systems, there is v... More »

The caste system in India began about 100 B.C. when a holy text explicitly forbade intermarriages across the four classes of people living in India at the time. Occupational restrictions and forbidden intermarriages, whi... More »

The Indian caste system, which has been a part of the societal hierarchy of the Hindu religion since its beginnings in 3000 B.C., was legally abolished in 1949. The chief drafter of the 1949 Constitution of the Republic ... More »

While there are not really any official caste systems still in place, India is a good example of a country that still endures the legacy of a caste system. Certain minority groups in India, such as the Dalits in Bangalor... More »

As of 2014, the president of India is Shri Pranab Mukherjee. President Mukherjee took office in 2012, following Pratibha Patil, who was the first woman to become president of India. In Hindi, the title of president is of... More »

India is not a part of any major military alliance, but it has close relations with a number of states, including the Russian Federation, Afghanistan, France, Israel, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The country has a friendly for... More »

The Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, came into existence in India on January 28, 2009. The UIDAI was built upon previous identity card programs conceptualized by India's Ministry of External Affairs. More » Government & Politics Foreign Laws