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Journal:   JOURNAL OF SUBCONTINENT RESEARCHES   SPRING 2012 , Volume 4 , Number 10; Page(s) 91 To 108.
 
Paper: 

INVESTIGATION OF THE ROOTS OF THE CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA

 
 
Author(s):  MOINIFAR HESHMAT SADAT*
 
* INDIA DEPT., FACULTY OF THE WORLD’S STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

The caste system as a system of social relations has been one of the important issues in the Indian society for centuries. There have been lots of assumptions, discussions, and explanations on its origin, nature and role in the Indian Society. It has been claimed that this system is an ideological system which controls all other relations within the society, and its central idea, in fact, lies in a hierarchy based on “purity” and “pollution”.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the caste system in India and to elaborate the resulted problems and difficulties. The importance of covering the issue is so clear because some of the socio-economic disparities have their roots in the very system. The methodology of this article is documentary- library based, and in different sections of it we will cover the definition of caste, caste dynamics, caste as an ideology, caste and class, and changes in the caste system besides discussing the caste system in the ancient, medieval, and the British colonialism periods.

 
Keyword(s): INDIA, CASTE SYSTEM, SOCIO-ECONOMIC DISPARITIES, PURITY, POLLUTION
 
 
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APA: Copy

MOINIFAR, H. (2012). INVESTIGATION OF THE ROOTS OF THE CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA. JOURNAL OF SUBCONTINENT RESEARCHES, 4(10), 91-108. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=271652



Vancouver: Copy

MOINIFAR HESHMAT SADAT. INVESTIGATION OF THE ROOTS OF THE CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA. JOURNAL OF SUBCONTINENT RESEARCHES. 2012 [cited 2021May17];4(10):91-108. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=271652



IEEE: Copy

MOINIFAR, H., 2012. INVESTIGATION OF THE ROOTS OF THE CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA. JOURNAL OF SUBCONTINENT RESEARCHES, [online] 4(10), pp.91-108. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=271652.



 
 
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