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 »

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 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 »

The most famous example of a caste system is the Hindu caste system of ancient India, with Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka having similarly structured systems. Nepalese castes are directly derived from the Hindu castes fou... More »

In the 19th century, a theory arose that claimed that ancient India was conquered by a people known as the Aryans and that their invasion was a turning point in the evolution of Indian civilization. Supporting scholars h... 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 »

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 »