Caste system

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Paloma Mejia Maceira June 14, 2007
“The Caste System in India”
In this eseay I will discuse the Indian CasteSystem. This system has been in use for many years. You’ll read about the Indian history and India today, and learn a little more about this interesting system.
The word caste is not Indian, but comesfrom the Portugese word casta that means breed or race. There is no universally accepted theory about the origin of the Indian caste system Still today the values of the caste system are heldstrongly. It has kept a sense of order, and peace among the Indians. Castes system in India are primarily associated with Hinduism but also exist among other Indian religious groups. Diffrerences in casteare acknowledged and maintained.
There are five different levels of the system: Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra, and Harijans. Within each of these categories are the actual castes withinwhich people are born, marry, and die. They all have their own place among each other and accept that it is the way to keep society from disintegrating to chaos.  This system has worked well for Indianpeople and still has a major role in modern India. The brahman are the preiests, the Kshatriya are rulers, warriors or landowners. The Vaishya are the merchants, the Shudra are artisans andagriculturalists, and for last the Harijan they are known as the “untouchables”.
My opinion of this caste is that is wrong to classify the peolple and don’t let them be whatever they want. But in acertain way Mexico is the same, not only Mexico a lot of countries. I think everyone has they’re own rights, the right’s that the city gives you. In India this role is diffrent but compleatly the same, inIndia is the position you were born, here is the same. In India if you are a preist you are the higher, in Mexico if you are born in a wealthy family you have a lot of oportunities. If you have...
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