Monday, January 28, 2013

The Caste System

Here is the Caste system of ancient India. At the top are the Brahmins (priests, teachers). Second are the Kshatryias (warriors, Kings). Third are the Vaishyas (merchants, landowners). Fourth are the Sudras (peasants, servants). Below the caste system are the untouchables. These people are the lowest of low. They would do the most undesirable jobs such as clean the streets, clean the toilets, and handle dead bodies. In ancient India, people were born into the caste system and were never able to change levels. A person could not marry or even be friends with someone of a different caste level. Because of the Caste system, people did not have equal rights and opportunities.  Today, the caste system is still used in some parts of India. 

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