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How Has India Changed Over Time?
Transcript of How Has India Changed Over Time?
What changes have occurred in India?
What changes have occurred in the Indian Caste system?
In the past, the condition of lower caste people was very pitiable. They had no rights and were not given choice to do the things they want to do. But now, the lower caste people are given equal rights in society. The lower castes got more equality because they strongly disliked they way they were being treated, with such disrespect and they were very un-happy with the caste system. In the past, caste system had imposed certain restrictions on social habit such as food and drink. But modern education, transportation and communication have brought a radical change in those restrictions. Inter-caste marriage was strictly prohibited in Hindu society in ancient times, but now-a-days, the spread of western education, cultural changes and female education has declined all restrictions of marriage within the caste.
How did being placed in a caste affect the way people lived?
It affected the way people lived by not allowing the lower castes to do what they want or get what job they want because of their caste. But for the higher castes they were able to become what they wanted to do and get treated with more respect.
What changes are likely to occur in the future?
In the future it is likely that the lower castes will be treated with more respect and kindness. Everyone will be treated fairly and have equal rights as a human being. I think that in the future the castes will not matter and everyone will be given a chance.
In India the population has changed in quite a few different ways. In 1901 the population was 238,396,000, in 1993 it was estimated that the population was 907.4 million, and in 2012 it was 1,219,187,000. The population is growing by 2.2% each year. Before India was not an independent country and culture but now it is. Eventually India attracted European traders.
Involving the Indian Caste System
The varna of Brahmin serve as priests and religious teachers. Brahman are in the highest caste. Their goal is knowledge and education. If you had to be in a Indian caste, you would want to be in Brahmin because they are treated with more respect and have more rights.
The Indian Caste System
Looking at the items in front of this Brahmin, I think they might be working as a religious teacher.
The Kshatryia are the second highest caste. They serve as rulers and warriors. Their goal is political power and diplomacy. The Kshatriya's is an alright caste to be in, but still, not the best.
Based on what I have read on Kshatriyas,I would think that this sword and shield represents the weapons Kshatriya warriors used.
The Viasya are the third highest caste. They serve as merchants or farmers. They work for wealth and commerce. Their duties are to manage wealth and trade with other societies. The Viasya are one of the groups that are not treated with as much respect or kindness that the Brahmins have.
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By Tatum Hayhurst, 7-6
Based on what I have read about what jobs the Vaishyas have, I would think that maybe this Vaishya is working on a farm and gathering crops in baskets or he might be weaving the baskets.
Shudra's are the lowest group in the Indian caste system. They were usually servants and laborers. Their main duty is to serve other castes. You would not want to be in the Sudra caste because they are not treated with respect or kindness from the other castes.
To me, it looks like this Sudra is bathing one of they higher caste like a Brahmin or a Kshatryas, because this is what the Shudra's were forced to do for a job.
The Indian Caste system is a system to show peoples social stratification and social restrictions. For most they think of the caste system to have a bad affect on the Indian society, but for others they like the way people are looked at based on their caste. A caste is a class in the caste system. The Indian caste system has four castes, the Brahmin, the Kshatria, the Viasya and the Sudra. Sudra being the lowest and Brahmin being the highest. You are not placed in a caste based on your personality's, you are put in because of what caste your parents were and their parents before them. Which means Your whole family was placed in one caste. So you could be mean, greedy and rude and still be placed in the Brahmin.
This pyramid shows the different castes and their jobs. The tip being the highest and the base being the lowest.
My opinion of the Indian Caste System
I think that it is wrong for the society to be put in a caste and be treated differently. I strongly dislike the way the lower castes are treated, I think everyone should be given equal rights in society and be able to marry who you want and get what ever job you want. In the future I hope that the Indian society will let everyone have equal rights and be treated with kindness and respect. I think that no one should be picked on for their caste, I think it is wrong for society to be put in a caste and be judged like this.
This picture shows a Sudra being forced to work
From reading about the jobs that the Viasya's have, I think that this Viasya is a merchant or a landowner
This Brahmin is working as a priest
This is a Kshatryia warrior