Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

68. Why is there Discrimination Based on Caste?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Richard S. Weiss [+-]
Victoria University of Wellington
Richard S. Weiss is Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research focusses on modern Hinduism in Tamil South India. He is the author of two books: Recipes for Immortality: Medicine, Religion and Community in South India (Oxford, 2009) and The Emergence of Modern Hinduism: Religion on the Margins of Colonialism (California, 2019).

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This chapter examines two levels of caste discrimination. The first involves the differentiation of castes based on distinct vocations, dress, assigned moral virtues and vices, and other aesthetic and ethical characteristics. The second involves oppression, where some caste communities seek social and economic dominance over other caste communities.

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Weiss, Richard. 68. Why is there Discrimination Based on Caste?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 231-233 Aug 2022. ISBN 9781800502406. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41736. Date accessed: 06 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41736. Aug 2022

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