are born into four main caste, which followers believe were established
at the time of creation.These caste follow in descending order by high-caste
Brahman priest , warriors , merchants and peasents.The caste are considered
to come from parts of Lord Braham's body : Warriors from his Arms, Merchants
from his Thighs and the Peasents from his Feet
In Picture these caste are the untouchables caste. Each caste has thousands
Historically a person could not convert out of the caste or marry outside
of the group into which he or she was born, people who defied these rules
were usually ostracized by their community.
Caste also determined a persons work.
Brahmans were the priest and teachers, kshatriyas served as solders, Vaisyas
were shopkeepers and Sudras were famers.Dalits
did degrading and polluting jobs such as street and toillet cleaning or
diposed of the carcasses of dead animals
Food taboos and even conversation were linked to and governed by caste.Brahmans
were not permitted to eat food that had been touched or prepared by aperson
of a lower status,a low- caste person could not speak to someone of a
high caste status.