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Impact pp 209-218 | Cite as

Unit Activity

  • W H Blackmore
  • R E Cotter
  • M J Elliott

Abstract

Caste is a way of life which divides society into small groups, each of which lives in a rather different way from the rest. Because of these differences, because the groups are so tiny, and because the most important relations of life, above all marriage, take place within them, the groups have great power over their members, and thus great power of survival. To break caste is to cut oneself off from one’s group, which means from one’s family, from one’s friends … without any hope of being adopted by another group … Thus the ostracized Brahman cannot become a warrior or even an Untouchable since one has to be born within one’s caste …

Keywords

Unit Activity Caste System British Government Material Gain Population Explosion 
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© W H Blackmore, R E Cotter, M J Elliott 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • W H Blackmore
    • 1
  • R E Cotter
    • 1
  • M J Elliott
    • 1
  1. 1.Secondary Teachers’ CollegeMelbourneAustralia

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