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About 16 results for "kshatriyas and vaishyas"

India's dalits strike back at centuries of oppression by letti...

India's growing band of cow-protection vigilantes and their political bosses may have learnt a lesson in the past few days: Bullying can boomerang. Politics over the cow, deemed holy by many Hindus, has roiled India for years. In recent times, ... Quartz, 2 days ago

BR Ambedkar: A resurgence of interest

Excerpts from the tribute by RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA at the 125 th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar organised by the Consulate General of India (Sydney) Having grown up in India, I belong to a generation reared on a history diet that made scarce ...
 Indian News Link3 days ago

Understanding the Importance of Education in Life

According to theOxford English Dictionary, knowledge meansfacts, information and skills acquired through experience or education. Knowledge constitutes the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Mankind, the descendants of the ape ...
 MapsofIndia3 weeks ago

Attack over ad for upper caste sweeper

Ahmedabad, June 23: An NGO's job advertisement seeking a preferably upper caste sweeper-cleaner has triggered two days of vandalism and threats by people who found it "insulting", prompting its director to go into hiding. The Ahmedabad-based ...
 Calcutta Telegraph1 month ago

10 shocking realities of caste in India

Caste is both a historical truth of the Indian subcontinent, and a reality of modern-day India. Some of us are still unaware of the extent to which caste remains an ordering principle in our society today. Caste is present in a massive way in most ...
 Yourstory.in1 month ago

PEOPLING OF THE KONKAN

"Pareshram drew his arrow to the very steel tip. The arrow went forth into space and, quivering, pierced the bosom of the ocean - 18 coss from where the brothers stood! ...Samudra retreated 18 coss from the Syadri range of mountains, leaving a long ...
 Times of India1 month ago

Reading between the lines

Caste is a highly talked about subject these days. However, whether the varna described in the Manusmriti is really associated with what is called jati in local parlance is debatable. Varna implies social organisation for expediting different works ...
 The Statesman1 month ago
UCAN India

Former untouchables join Hindu religious festival

Indian Hindu women perform religious rites during the ritual bathing in the at the Kumbh Mela festival in Ujjain in this file photo. This year women from the former untouchable castes took part in the festival, defying tradition. (Photo by AFP) ...
 UCAN India1 month ago
Speaking Tree

Now choose your life

Caste has been misinterpreted as being hereditary whereas Krishna states clearly in the Bhagwad Gita that caste is a classification of people's potential. A family might have children with qualities that are suitable for Brahmins, Kshatriyas, ...
 Speaking Tree1 month ago
Mid Day

Devdutt Pattanaik: Caste Purana

By Devdutt Pattanaik | Posted 29-May-2016 THE Adi Purana, or primary Purana, mother of all later Puranas, constituted the fifth Veda compiled by Vyasa, as it presented Vedic ideas in story form. Historians, however, trace the rise of Puranic ...
 Mid Day1 month ago
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