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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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"I have told that Shankar was Bind by caste and it is given in Shiva Purana.
[is] clearly prejudiced and thinks lowly of anyone who is not a Brahmin especially the scheduled caste. I'm 100 per cent sure his views would have influenced his judgments!"
Yet, Hindu influence stratified various religions into Hindu based castes. Thus secularism remained just a shiny label in golden words of India's Constitution.
India still remains a country where parents let caste hold sway over the life and happiness of their children and ready to kill them if they choose their partners outside their own caste.
By N Sathiya Moorthy Addressing university students in the capital Colombo recently, President Maithripala Sirisena was reported to have said that "ending the caste discrimination in the North has become a more pressing problem than building national unity and reconciliation between Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people".
His books attack the hegemonical caste structure headed by the priestly caste "Brahmins" and other twice-born castes.
In a world of castes and caste warfare, seventeen-year-old Lei-zhi is a member of the lowest caste, Paper: She is fully human and at the mercy of the higher castes, Steel, a mixture of human and animal demons, and highest of all, Moon, full animal demons.
According to a report in alocal English newspaper, a similar concern was expressed by Dalit or Scheduled Caste Hindus for being ignored by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Sindh despite the fact that the upper caste Hindus make 20 per cent of the total Hindu population.
IN ORAL TRADITIONS OF VARIOUS DALIT COMMUNITIES IN KERALA, ONE CAN discern the presence of heartrending pain of separation of kin caused by caste slavery that prevailed for over a millennium, even extending into the early 20th century.
In India, Dalits are the most marginalised and deprived people who have been subject to all kinds of socio-economic injustice, caste-based discrimination and physical torture by the upper caste Hindus for centuries.
The train service was suspected on last Monday due to ongoing caste protests in India's Haryana state.
Vemula was a Dalit - a member of what was once known as the "untouchables," at the bottom of the Hindu caste system.
Caste and Buddhist Philosophy: Continuity of Some Buddhist Arguments against the Realist Interpretation of Social Denominations.