The Caste System

The Caste System

If a Hindu person were asked to explain the nature of the caste system, he or she might start to tell the story of Brahma — the four-headed, four-handed deity worshiped as the creator of the universe. According to an ancient text known as the Rigveda, the division of Indian society was based on Brahma's divine manifestation of four groups.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What power structures and beliefs enabled the Indian caste system to exist for thousands of years?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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