What is the caste system, and what does it have to do with Hinduism?. Religious Studies

The caste system is the division of Indian society based on occupation—and it's hereditary. It started as a way to understand the organization of society (introduced in the sacred literature), but soon became a tool of discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and mistreatment. Modern Hinduism no longer condones it or tolerates it, and neither does the secular state of India.

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