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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_in_India

The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of caste. It has origins in ... The British Raj furthered this development, making rigid caste organisation a .... in Indian languages, but varna and jati are the two most proximate terms. .... The varna system is propounded in revered Hindu religious texts, and ...

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Which civilization most contributed to the development of Hinduism and the caste system in .... Which group introduced and developed the caste system in India?

www.ushistory.org/civ/8b.asp

If a Hindu person were asked to explain the nature of the caste system, he or she might ... Even today, most Indian languages use the term "jati" for the system of ...

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The caste system in India is an important part of ancient Hindu tradition and dates back ... Most people remain in one caste their entire life and marry within their caste. .... Different families who professed the same profession developed social  ...

sites.google.com/site/1ancientcivilizationsforkids/ancient-india

Ancient history of the early four ancient civilizations: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, ... and Hindu Kush Mountains that nearly block off India from the surrounding area. ... Artifacts indicate that around 5000 BCE, farming developed in South Asia. ... It appears that most urban homes had water drain systems in the their ...

www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/ca/books/bkf3/reviews/pdfs/LS_6_07_02.pdf

World History: Ancient Civilizations. Chapter ... Government Under Aryan rule, Indian society developed a distinct system ... Aryanʼs warrior, priest, commoner classes grew into caste system ... Bhagavad Gita is most important text of Hinduism.

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A caste system developed among Indo-Aryans of the Vedic Period, splitting society ... been more fluid in ancient Aryan civilizations than in modern India, where castes ... roles may have contributed to the social stratification of the caste system. ... two millennia, becoming one of the basic features of traditional Hindu society.

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The Indian Caste System is historically one of the main dimensions where people ... Vedic texts from the Hindu religion, which have been compiled, ... Earlier, most men were dedicated to their traditional caste related jobs, but by ..... expression of this resentment was their support of the anti-Brahminical sects that developed.

www.britannica.com/topic/Hinduism/The-spread-of-Hinduism-in-Southeast-Asia-and-the-Pacific

Major world religion originating on the Indian subcontinent and comprising ... on the civilizations of Southeast Asia and contributed greatly to the development of a written ... The civilizations of Southeast Asia developed forms of Hinduism and .... Throughout the centuries, the system of class and caste had become more rigid ...

www.ancient.eu/Siddhartha_Gautama

Dec 9, 2013 ... Gotama is the name of several figures in ancient India, including a poet of the Rig ... but it became most strongly linked to the Buddhist tradition. ... to a temporary religious anarchy which contributed to the development of new religions. ... his time) and opposed inequalities and abuses of the caste system.