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12 Interesting Facts About the Caste System!

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Transcript of 12 Interesting Facts About the Caste System!

FACT TWO!
FACT FOUR!
FACT FIVE!
FACT SEVEN!
Mixture of the castes is called varna samkaram.
The Dalits fall beneath the four main castes, and they are considered less than human. Their position in asian society is justified by ancient Hindu texts, such as the Laws of Manu.
FACT 9!
Every hour, two Dalits are assaulted, two Dalits murdered, and two Dalit houses burned.
The Caste System is one of the most misrepresented, misinformed, misunderstood and misused aspects of Hinduism.
A caste is a division of society based on occupation and family lineage.
FACT ONE!
The four MAIN castes are:
Brahmins--Priests and Teachers
Kshatriya's--Rulers and Soldiers
Vaishya's-- Merchants and Traders
Shudra's--Laborers and Servants
FACT THREE!
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12 Interesting Facts About the Caste System!

Dalits are expected to do degrading tasks, such as disposing of dead bodies, unclogging sewers, and cleaning out latrines (toilets).
FACT SIX!
The Caste System prohibited marriges outside of ones caste to prevent mixture of the castes.
FACT EIGHT!
The Caste System is originally called varna-ahsrama.
FACT 10!
Pariah, member of a low caste group of Hindu India, were formerly known as untouchables, but are now called Dalits.
FACT 11!
The word pariah is originally derived from Tamil paraiyar, "drummer".
FACT 12!!!
Outcaste, in the Hindu caste system, is an individual or group that has been thrown out of caste, usually for a ritual offense.
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