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Hinduism vs. Social Equality

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Hinduism vs. Social Equality
What is Social Equality?
Social equality is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in certain respects.
There are many problems dealing with social equality in India currently because of the people who practice the Hindu religion.
Sociologists suggest that not a lot of societies reach social equality because there are so many different ways that societies separate into different groups.
Indian Social Class Problems
India has had a long past of really horrible social equality, so it makes it harder for them to start treating everyone equally.
In India the men stay in the same job and station of life as their family members before them because of religious precepts and social customs, the caste system.
The men of higher social classes have rude attitudes to the ones under them.
For example to be kissed on the foot by a beggar, to one sensitive to the dignity of man, is one of the most degrading acts done by a human imaginable.
Hinduism vs. Social Equality
It is really hard for some people to move into social equality in India because of their years and years of the tradition of their caste system.
The view some Hindus have is they perfected social organization with the caste system, so why would they go through the trouble and break years of tradition for social equality?
In Rig Veda, Bhagwat Gita, and Unpanishad the ideas of equality both social, gender, and economical are fundamental.
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What is Hinduism?
Hinduism is the world's oldest extant religion.
Hinduism is also the world's 3rd largest religion, with 1 billion followers.
Polytheistic religion.
Characterized by belief in reincarnation, the law of cause and effect, following the path of righteousness, one absolute being of multiple manifestations, and the desire for liberation from the cycle of births and deaths.
In Hinduism the men typically wear a dhoti with a cut shirt called a kurta and sometimes a chaddar (shawl) and sandals.
The women typically wear a sari, that covers their body.
By: Cassidy Snyder
AP Human Geo, P-7

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