Stratification has its classification and the caste system is one of those basic types. A society is stratified on many accounts but caste system gave total rights to upper-class people to put lower class people down and humiliate them.
CASTE AND ITS ORIGIN
Caste word is derived from a Spanish language and its meaning is breed in English. We will see caste practice mainly in Hindu religion because there is the broad division of castes in India, total 2800 castes in India. Caste has played a vital role in making many crucial decisions at the time and hence played as an important social institution. According to researchers, it has been found that Aryans from central Asia ruled over South Asia and introduced the concept of the Caste system to control the population, thus dividing people into different categories.
CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA
In India, caste was firstly classified into four types according to Chaturvarna system. Chaturvarna system is a Sanskrit term which means four kinds of color. The four types are as follows
This was the scenario of Ancient India but coming to present time this Varna has been abolished and now people are not boycotted anywhere. Now there are three categories which do not account for any kind of superiority regarding caste. The categories are as follows:-
This kind of stratification was mainly discouraged by an anthropologist B.R. Ambedkar who had seen indifferent attitude from a tender age. He demanded the reasons and also made some of the reservation acts for the community which has seen the worst from the beginning. But coming to the today’s scenario reservation system is eating our society as well. For example, a general student getting 120 marks in mains is not qualified for the advanced exam but a SC/ST candidate getting 50 marks can sit for the advanced exam. This kind of selection based on caste but merit kills the overall growth our society. The reservation act was made to boost the oppressed communities but now when a there condition is well enough, giving them benefits of act again make our society caste stratified and assures ascribed status more than achieved status.
SOCIOLOGIST VIEW ON CASTE SYSTEM
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