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 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 »

Major problems in India include various human rights issues, corruption in government, widespread poverty, societal violence based on religion, an overburdened judicial system, so-called "honor killings" and caste bias. ... More »

India's caste system is believed to have originated with the Aryan invasion in the first millennium B.C. and has been a part of Hindu culture ever since, according to Faithology. The caste system has four parts--Brahmins... More »

Hierarchies dictate social life in India, with all relationships having a clear-cut hierarchy that must be respected. Arranged marriages are still common today, except among the urban middle class, and "love marriages" a... More »

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India wants to control Kashmir to try to prevent other restless regions in the country from declaring independence and to symbolically present itself as a secular state rather than a Hindu country, according to USA Today... More »