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

- within a caste or among a limited number of castes, yet castes did not form demographic isolates according to Tamari. Social status according to caste was...
- parts of India. There are 3,000 castes and 25,000 sub-castes in India, each related to a specific occupation. Caste-based differences have also been...
- (according to the 2011 census). The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 lists 1,108 castes across 28 states in its First Schedule, and the Constitution...
- Dalit m****es. Scheduled Castes is the official term for Dalits in the opinion of India's National Commissions for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), who took legal...
- Forward caste is a term used casually in India to denote castes which are on average considered ahead of other castes economically and educationally....
- a list of Scheduled castes in India. The Indian constitution, in Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 lists 1,109 castes across 28 states in its...
- castes. India's caste system has been influential. One's caste can control access to political power, land, and police or judicial ****istance. Castes...
- Commission for Scheduled Castes. Article 338 A deals with National Commission for Scheduled tribes. The first Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes...
- classifications of the po****tion of India, along with General castes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs and STs). The OBCs were found to comprise...
- Routledge, p. 280, ISBN 978-1-136-51662-7 "Central List Of Other Backward classes". "Percentage Of BC Castes Reservations, BC Castes List in Telangana State"....