Flashcards in The Caste System Deck (16)
What are the two categories of caste?
varna and jati
What are the four occupational categories of "Varna"?
Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras
These people were thought to be so low that they were not apart of the Caste System
What was later another name for the untouchables?
What does Dalit mean?
Today, Dalit is a term for empowerment and call for what?
Who focused on removing the oppression of the Dalits?
This refers to the thousands of parts of ones identity, primarily based upon occupation
All of the following contribute to Jati
job, last name, gender, social class, race, religious group, and village
The Kshatryia is made up of what group of people?
warriors and kings
The Brahmin is made up of which group of people?
priests, and academics
The Vaishya is made up of what group of people?
merchants and landowners
The Sudra is made up of what group of people?
peasants, servants, commoners
The untouchables is made up of what group of people?
street sweepers, latrine cleaners, and hard laborers
Which caste did the British work with?
the higher caste