Unit-2 Rural Social Structure

This unit deals with the major element of diversity of social life in India.

What are the main features of caste system in India?

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  • Caste is an endogamous and hereditary social group.
  • Each caste is traditionally associated with a hereditary occupation and members of a caste are bound by certain social rules and laws.
  • Castes are placed in a hierarchical order.
  • They have rules of commensality and the concept of purity and pollution is very important in caste relationships.