Differences between class and caste systems in max weber's phraseology, caste and class are both status groups while castes are perceived as hereditary groups with a fixed ritual status, social classes are defined in terms of the relations of production a social class is a category of people. Caste system in india is undergoing changes due to progress in education, technology, modernization and changes in general social outlook in spite of general improvement in conditions of the lower castes, india has still a long way to go, to root out the evils of the caste system from the society. The indian government officially outlawed the caste system in 1949, but vestiges of it remain today the system originated with the hindu religion, which subscribes to the concept of reincarnation , the belief that while the physical body dies, the soul of a person is immortal and goes on to be reborn into another body.
In modern times, traditional hindus, awakened to the inequities of the caste system yet believing the four-varna system to be fundamental to the good society, have often advocated a return to this clear-cut varna system by reforming castes. When the british raj began to take power in india in 1757, they exploited the caste system as a means of social control the british allied themselves with the brahmin caste, restoring some of its privileges that had been repealed by the muslim rulers. Social inequality exists throughout the world, but perhaps nowhere has inequality been so elaborately constructed as in the indian institution of caste caste has existed for many centuries, but in the modern period it has been severely criticized and is undergoing significant change.
The caste system, a seemingly archaic idea used to systematically categorize people by their profession and place in society, continues to be woven throughout indian tradition. Situation of the indian society in modern india caste system vs societal democracy caste is the most confused knot of all social problems indian society is. Indian caste system the caste system in india is a system of social stratification  which has pre-modern origins,.
This is a common observation about the system which is based on the modern caste system rather than the ancient varna system it is rarely observed that the social hierarchy is not just limited to. India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification the bbc explains its complexities the system which divides hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based. Although many other nations are characterized by social inequality, perhaps nowhere else in the world has inequality been so elaborately constructed as in the indian institution of caste caste has long existed in india, but in the modern period it has been severely criticized by both indian and foreign observers. Comparing civilizations: social structure where your were in the social system of india, or the caste system, depended on who you were, who your friends were. Topic: the history of the indian caste system and its effects on india today c thesis: the indian caste system is historically one of the main dimensions where people in india are social differentiated through class, religion, region, tribe.
The public beating of four men from the bottom rung of india's social hierarchy has led to calls for an end to the caste system formerly known as 'untouchables' demands a new role in india. Although the political and social force of the caste system has not disappeared completely, the indian government has officially outlawed caste discrimination and made widespread reforms particularly through the efforts of indian nationalists such as mohandas gandhi, rules preventing social mobility and cross-caste mingling have been loosened. Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, modern india's caste system is based on the social groupings called jāti and the theoretical. Since caste system is a social institution, its aspects are naturally changed in the modern age, many changes happen in the features and functions of caste system recent changes taking place in indian caste system. Philosophy 312: oriental philosophy hinduism: the caste system, reincarnation, and karma i the caste system--(groups assigned by birth not personality)the hindu conception of the social order is that people are different, and different people will fit well into different aspects of society.
The caste system persisted in india into the twentieth century now outlawed, the system has left its mark: caste origins still define considerable social barriers in indian society. Iv background untouchability and segregation india's caste system is perhaps the world's longest surviving social hierarchy a defining feature of hinduism, caste encompasses a complex ordering. See more of caste system vs varna system on facebook modern day caste system in hinduism is an outdated kindly notice how caste system is helping india in. The caste system in india has never really been as rigidly color-based as it has in latin america it relied more on social/family status than anything else in fact, you could achieve salvation as a hindu and automically become a higher caste in some cases.
The class system is generally based on a person's occupation, education, and wealth, while the caste system (most notably in india) is based on a person's birth they are both systems in which. Difference between caste system and class system by the anti social elements indian caste system is not only a social, economic,political and religious evil. While india's caste system forces people into certain occupations, the united states allows people the freedom of choice this has allowed some great men to escape their levels and move up for instance, if a person, who was born into a middle-class home, was to work hard and invest wisely, he could raise his social and economic standing.