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...
- upper castes could accept from lower castes. There was a great diversity in these rules, and lower castes generally accepted food from upper castes. Segregation...
- (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...
- Forward caste (referred as General Cl****/General Category/Open Category) is a term used in India to denote castes whose members are on average ahead of...
- a list of Scheduled castes in India. The Indian constitution, in Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 lists 1,108 castes across 25 states in its...
- for Scheduled Castes considers official use of dalit as a label to be "unconstitutional" because modern legislation prefers Scheduled Castes; however, some...
- 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...
- various non-SC communities originating from Telugu-speaking regions. Forward castes do not qualify for government reservations. Those present in Andhra Pradesh...
- Economic Caste Census 2011 List of Muslim Other Backward Cl****es communities List of Scheduled Castes List of Scheduled Tribes Forward Castes Caste system...
- color to the caste systems of India and **** Germany, and she explores the impact of castes on societies shaped by them, and their people. Caste peaked at...
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