Caste endogamy. What is Endogamy? (with pictures) 2019-01-05

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The concept of ‘purity & pollution’ and ‘endogamy’ in Hindu society.

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At this juncture I will turn back to support a former conclusion of mine, which might have appeared to you as too sudden or unsupported. The pattern is particularly apparent if educational background, a major component of class definition, is considered. A country cannot survive is all of the population wants to be soldiers; someone has to grow and distribute food, invent new machines, educate people spiritually or become helpers of specific humans while they focus their highly developed skills to bring the country forward. The idea of pollution means a touch of lower caste man would pollute or defile a man of higher caste. Ambedkar goes on to make extra-domestic comparisons with the United States where racial endogamy did not lead to caste formation, unlike India where racially mixed, culturally homogenous peoples were artificially divided into fixed units of castes. Kshatriyas, or the warriors and rulers, came from his arms. Marrying the choice of one's family does not guarantee happiness, but marrying one's choice doesn't either.

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G S Ghurye on Caste in India

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If the British hadn't invaded India. In general the social barrier evident is, like the defunct marriage laws, predominantly maintained by discriminatory attitudes and practices within the White community. Time, space and acumen, I am afraid, would all fail me, if I attempted to do otherwise than limit myself to a phase of it, namely, the genesis, mechanism and spread of the caste system. Once they're stuck, they're stuck. In Yemen there exists a hereditary caste, Al-Akhdam who are kept as perennial manual workers.

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G S Ghurye on Caste in India

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Apart from its practical importance the subject of Caste is an all-absorbing problem and the interest aroused in me regarding its theoretic foundations has moved me to put before you some of the conclusions which seem to me well founded, and the grounds upon which they may be supported. Such being the case, I cannot treat the problem in its entirety. The prohibition of intermarriage means limiting membership to those born within the group. Thus, caste is concerned with birth. Endogamy form of marriage practice in Indian caste system. I will strictly observe this rule, and will dwell on extraneous matters only when it is necessary to clarify or support a point in my thesis. However, with the coming of modernity, industrialisation and urbanisation a number of Indians have spoken out against caste.


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India: Same

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Some people saying that these untouchables cremate dead bodies, well, someone has to do that, and they did it and those people added a name: untouchables. There are many vested interests that blame india for an unjust caste system due to the discrimination some castes have over others. If you prohibit intermarriage the result is that you limit membership. According to him caste originated from race and occupation stabilised it. It is marriage within the group and the group may be caste, class, tribe, race, village, religious group etc.

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Ambedkar explained that caste and gendered violence are inextricably linked

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In the modern political understanding of the caste system, the element of caste is predominant and the element of system is less. At the other end of scale, approximately half the men who had received a university degree were married to other graduates and an additional 30% had wives who had received some postsecondary training. Thus, India lost a lot of time in changing. You don't compare a homeless man to an Untouchable. Srinivas 1962 and Andre Beteille 1965. In other words, endogamy absence of intermarriage was the essence of the caste system.

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Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development

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Exhibition of human institutions is a strange idea; some might call it the wildest of ideas. It's not good for the marriage and it's not good for the children. Left to nature, the much needed parity between the units can be realized only when a couple dies simultaneously. However, the latter do not consider these affairs as marriages and do not accept responsibility for any children that may result. Class system operates mainly through large-scale connections of an impersonal kind. The deviation is similar to a situation in a navy aircraft carrier where , say a group of officers started disrespecting the garbage workers, leading to garbage not being collected and thereby health problems manifesting on board.

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Rules of Mate Selection in Hindu Marriages

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Religious endogamy was more pronounced in the larger cities, in which it was easier to find a partner from the same background. In his book, Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich writes that his team examined the degree of genetic differentiation that existed amongst caste groups in India. Even the movements of materials for the construction of buildings depended upon their mantras. The solution is simply equal treatment and opportunities for all human beings not favoring any one group and that includes gender. Pravara Exogamy: Those who belong to the same pravara cannot marry among themselves. If they try to run away to stop the marriage, they die.

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India: Same

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Gotra Exogamy: Gotra exogamy forbids marriages between members of the same gotra. Srinivas, traditional Indian society was based on Varna and Jati. Secondly, if done, a sturdy soul is lost to the Caste. According to this rule a person has not only to marry within his own caste but also within his sub-cast, For example a Kanyakubja boy has to marry a Kanyakubja girl. When the Indian social system was encountered in the 1600s, it came to be described as a caste system in the Portuguese sense.

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Chapter 11

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Caste Endogamy Caste Endogamy Castes are hereditary social divisions that are distinguished from one another by property ownership, occupation, political position, and, often, ritual status. People who have arranged marriages tend to stay married for a lifetime. India's extremely refined and complex caste system began to be reformed during the push for independence, and technically on the basis of caste status is not allowed in modern India. My name is vikram and I am an untouchable according to your opinion. Men with a six years of schooling or less were more than ten times as likely to marry wives with an equivalent educational attainment than were men with higher education levels 39% as opposed to 3% of the stratum Only about 20% of this group married women who had finished high school, and less than 1% married college graduates.

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