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The Caste System by Mind Map: The Caste System
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The Caste System

The system of governemnt and social hierarchy in India. Continues to shape peoples' lives. Abolished in 1949, yet is supposed to be dead, but it still lives in the minds of Indians.   By Julia Rice

Beginning of Caste System

Theories

Aryan Rule

Hindu rule

Non-Hindus

Anyone who religiously does not belong to any of the varnas is an outcast/ untouchable

Christianity

Encourage discrimination of Castes

Islam

Buddhism

Judaism

Bene Israel in West India. South India  called Cochini Jews

Sikhism and Jainism

Occupations

Ordained by the order of divinity in the universe. These orders of occupations keep India from becoming chaotic.

Brahmans

Created from Head of Purush in the religious story.

Kshatriyas

Created from the hands of Purush.

Vaisyas

Created from the thighs of Purush

Sudras

Created from Purushs feet.  In the beginning, they were demoted as the people that were taken over in the caste system. They aren't the untouchables, they are a step above.

Rules of Occupations

Untouchables

One of the cruelist parts about the caste system. The people that were dirtier than dirt.

The outcasts of the caste system

Jobs

Restrictions

Consequence for interacting with the other varnas is death or serious beatin

Most converted to Islam, Buddhism and Christianity because of the discrimination

Ghandi changed name to Harijans "Children of God"

Modern Caste System

Democratic, socialist, and secular country

Untouchability is forbidden

More flexible about mingling castes in most places

Higher Castes

Lower Castes

Bibliography