caste system

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a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity

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If we look back through the history of higher education in this country, it is quite evident that we have a well-defined caste system with certain schools at the top of the heap and others at the bottom.
Born outside the caste system, Dalits [in India] are considered worthless and as such are deprived of access to basic human rights.
In the opening lines the author wrote that he would make clear that this caste system damaged Bali.
The centuries-old rigid and hierarchical caste system has inflicted a divisive and destructive impact on the Indian society.
In our paper we showed that the underlying graph theoretic model of hierarchical opposition is a twin binary tree in which the two 'son' nodes of every 'father' node have the same pair of contrastive labels: pure and impure in the Indian caste system, male and female in Indonesia, and land and noble in Fiji.
[such as the] key structural features of the caste system including why dharma is a central cultural category.
In part, this paternalistic attitude may be related to the caste system and the large number of persons with cerebral palsy who also have mental retardation.
The Old South as India, there are remarkable similarities: the consternation with a particular period when outsiders ruled (Reconstruction, the British occupation); a hearkening back to a golden age; a reverence for the native soil; an elaborate caste system with which to divide up the races; a preoccupation with one's place in society that's more important than money; a religious and political martyr (Gandhi, King) who preached nonviolence, led people to freedom, and was assassinated.
The results of the study showed that the social structure characterized by the caste system was an important factor in modifying the effects of economic development in the three villages, the important aspects of which were the sectoral transformation of the economy and the inter-generational occupational mobility.
After taking a dig at India's poverty and caste system, Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie says he wants to visit the country and record a "redemption song".
This in a way summed up the pain and anguish of those who are the victims of caste system in this brutal form.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 1 (ANI): Contrary to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's claim of Lord Hanuman being a Dalit, Union Minister Satyapal Singh has said caste system did not exist during the time of Ramayana.
India calls itself a secular state, yet it takes offence if anyone criticises the caste system.
The origins of the Indian caste system seem to have originated more than 2000 years.
Manjula Pradeep said that caste system was a sensitive South Asian problem.