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social status or position conferred by a system based on class

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(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus

a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth

in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony

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In this context, Bharatiar--a Brahmin who was an active social reformer, a crusader against casteism, a devout Tamil scholar, and a linguist who spoke English and various north Indian languages--becomes a fantasy figure.
The Indian Constitution of 1950 officially abolished untouchability and casteism, but the government soon instituted a policy that reserved jobs and educational opportunities for those of the traditionally oppressed lowest castes.
Since the establishment of Pakistan, we are still facing feudalism, casteism and denial to the rights of vulnerable segments of the society i.
Bangalore, which once served as a magnet for investors due to its operational efficiency, among other factors, has nose-dived on several counts, including poor infrastructure, traffic bottlenecks, culture of corruption and casteism.
What is the church as a community within the factional communalism--of casteism, linguism, regionalism, racism, tribalism, and religious divides--that is rampant in India?
Feminist networks played a prominent role in organizing in Mumbai and share responsibility for expanding the political vocabulary of the WSF's Charter of Principles to include patriarchy, militarism and war, racism, casteism and religious communalism alongside neoliberalism as key axes of opposition characterizing the WSF (Sen 2004, 218).
Cultural discrimination on the basis of casteism, ethnicity, religion, language, regionalism, etc.
Tamil Nadu is a State where politicians survive only on casteism and Dravidian rhetoric which appeals to those who claim descent from the original inhabitants.
In patriarchal society, it is the man who talks and the woman who listens; In hierarchy it is the powerful few who speak and the powerless many who listen; In classicism it is the rich who speak and the poor who listen; In the Global economy it is the so called first world which speaks and the so called third world which listens; in casteism and racism, it is the dominant who speak and the oppressed who listen.
He added that those who had spread the poison of casteism and communalism in the last twoand- a-half decades in Bihar have now been forced to take the development route under compulsion.
The village suffered from myriad social ills like alcohol addiction, casteism, domestic violence and poverty.
I told them that if anyone feels I am communal or casteism, don't vote for me.
One of the issues that this document, which inordinately emphasizes on "full realization of unity" of churches, would raise for the Churches in India would be the question of factors of disunity within churches (intra-church disunity) and the intersection of theological and ecclesial factors with the so called cultural factors like casteism to reproduce "divisions" which distort the unity of the church.
Sharad said that "no quota will help" unless the scourge of casteism is addressed.
Its website describes it as "a forum against casteism, racism, discrimination and exclusions based on caste, class, race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ability/disability" (World Dignity Forum, 2006).