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 »

Hinduism has affected society in numerous ways, but perhaps the most significant is the emergence of the caste system in India. Almost all traditions, beliefs and practices that make up Hinduism predate recorded history ... More »

Modern Indian society has been shaped by the core spiritual beliefs of Hinduism, the religion practiced by 80 percent of the nation's population of 1.2 billion people. According to Fordham University Professor of Economi... 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 »

Hinduism has affected society in numerous ways, but perhaps the most significant is the emergence of the caste system in India. Almost all traditions, beliefs and practices that make up Hinduism predate recorded history ... More »

The Gayatri mantra is one of the oldest and most commonly known chants, or Hindu scriptures, as it is known for its philosophy, which promotes worship and leading a purpose driven lifestyle. The mantra’s spiritual meanin... More »