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origin of Indian caste system

History and Origin of Caste System in India

August 8, 2020

Origin of Caste System in India Many hypotheses are circling the origin of the caste system in India. The religious theory claims that the castes were created from the body of the Brahma, the creator God. Brahmanas from his naval; Kshatriyas from his hands; the Vaishyas from his thighs and the Sudras from his feet. Early written evidence suggests that the caste system appears in the sacred Hindu scriptures the┬áVedas, from as early as 1500 BCE. However, the “Rigveda, which …

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