The main role of members of the Kshatriya caste is to function as both the protectors and nobility of society. In exchange for their service, members of this caste are given a number of privileges. Those of the Kshatriya... More »

Hinduism has influenced the social structure of Indian society through the caste system. Reincarnation is a core belief of Hinduism, and Hindu doctrine states that death could enter a person into a higher caste based on ... More »

The three members of the Hindu Trinity are Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. Ganapati (Ganesha) is the son of Shiva, while Vishnu has two avatars (or divine descendants) named Rama and Kri... More »

Classical and modern liberalism vary in several ways: classical liberalism emphasizes a smaller role of the central government in citizens' lives, and advocates the dual values of private property and private life, while... 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 »

Hindu religious teachers are called gurus, and their role is to act as the mediator between the soul and the Supreme, while also acting as an interpreter and teacher of the shastra, and as a voice of the divine. Gurus of... More »