Definition of Castes. Meaning of Castes. Synonyms of Castes

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Definition of Castes

Caste
Caste Caste, n. [Pg. casta race, lineage, fr. L. castus pure, chaste: cf. F. caste, of same origin.] 1. One of the hereditary classes into which the Hindoos are divided according to the laws of Brahmanism. Note: The members of the same caste are theoretically of equal rank, and same profession or occupation, and may not eat or intermarry with those not of their own caste. The original are four, viz., the Brahmans, or sacerdotal order; the Kshatriyas, or soldiers and rulers; the Vaisyas, or husbandmen and merchants; and the Sudras, or laborers and mechanics. Men of no caste are Pariahs, outcasts. Numerous mixed classes, or castes, have sprung up in the progress of time. 2. A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly hold intercourse among themselves. The tinkers then formed an hereditary caste. --Macaulay. To lose caste, to be degraded from the caste to which one has belonged; to lose social position or consideration.

Meaning of Castes from wikipedia

- castes across the country as Scheduled Castes in 1950, for positive discrimination. The Untouchable communities are sometimes called Scheduled Castes...
- (according to the 2011 census). The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 lists 1,108 castes across 29 states in its First Schedule, and the Constitution...
- varna or cl****, and jati or caste proper. This is a false terminology; castes rise and fall in the social scale, and old castes die out and new ones are...
- others. Forward Castes in the context of politics and reservation Ritual status in the Varna system As of 2007[update], forward castes had to compete only...
- some of which[clarification needed] align with the concept of caste. Forward castes do not qualify for government reservations. Those present in Andhra...
- Scheduled Castes is an Indian constitutional body established with a view to provide sa****uards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes to promote...
- for Scheduled Castes considers official use of dalit as a label to be "unconstitutional" because modern legislation prefers Scheduled Castes; however, some...
- Economic Caste Census 2011 List of Muslim Other Backward Cl****es communities List of Scheduled Castes List of Scheduled Tribes Forward Castes Caste system...
- Scheduled Castes and Tribes are communities that are accorded special status by the Constitution of India. This is a list of the scheduled castes in the...
- illegal to discriminate against other castes led all castes to be equally treated by the law. The Nepalese caste system broadly borrows the cl****ical Hindu...
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