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1 Ancient indian society...the caste system Mr. Stobaugh December 4, 2014

2 The Caste System

3 The Caste System Caste means class or group

4 The Caste System Caste means class or group Ancient Indian Society developed a caste system

5 The Caste System Caste means class or group Ancient Indian Society developed a caste system This caste system was set up where there were several social classes

6 The Caste System Caste means class or group Ancient Indian Society developed a caste system This caste system was set up where there were several social classes A person was born into a class and they could not change (Example: if you were born a peasant you would be a peasant for the rest of your life)

7 What the Caste System Does

8 What the Caste System Does A caste system dictates many things

9 What the Caste System Does A caste system dictates many things It determines who you may marry

10 What the Caste System Does A caste system dictates many things It determines who you may marry It determines what type of job you will have

11 What the Caste System Does A caste system dictates many things It determines who you may marry It determines what type of job you will have It determines with whom you might eat or drink.

12 What the Caste System Does A caste system dictates many things It determines who you may marry It determines what type of job you will have It determines with whom you might eat or drink. Caste is called Jati in Indian

13 Why was it created

14 Why was it created Reason is not for certain?? (Hypothesis time)

15 Why was it created Reason is not for certain?? (Hypothesis time) New people to India were lighter skinned and thus thought they were better than darker skinned people.

16 Why was it created Reason is not for certain?? (Hypothesis time) New people to India were lighter skinned and thus thought they were better than darker skinned people. Other examples in history of this??

17 The Main Social Classes

18 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several

19 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The top two Varnas are

20 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The top two Varnas are Brahmins: The priests who could perform religious ceremonies

21 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The top two Varnas are Brahmins: The priests who could perform religious ceremonies The Kshatriyas were the warriors who ran the gov t and army

22 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The other varnas The top two Varnas are Brahmins: The priests who could perform religious ceremonies The Kshatriyas were the warriors who ran the gov t and army

23 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The top two Varnas are Brahmins: The priests who could perform religious ceremonies The other varnas Vaisyas: these were the commoners who were usually farmers or merchants The Kshatriyas were the warriors who ran the gov t and army

24 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The top two Varnas are Brahmins: The priests who could perform religious ceremonies The other varnas Vaisyas: these were the commoners who were usually farmers or merchants Sudra/Shudras: they were the manual laborers and servants The Kshatriyas were the warriors who ran the gov t and army

25 The Main Social Classes Social classes are called varnas. There are several The top two Varnas are Brahmins: The priests who could perform religious ceremonies The Kshatriyas were the warriors who ran the gov t and army The other varnas Vaisyas: these were the commoners who were usually farmers or merchants Sudra/Shudras: they were the manual laborers and servants The Untouchables who performed the ditry work such as collecting trash, skinning animals, or handling the dead

26 Social Pyramid

27 Men and Women

28 Men and Women Family was the center of life in Ancient India

29 Men and Women Family was the center of life in Ancient India Men had more rights than women

30 Men and Women Family was the center of life in Ancient India Men had more rights than women Sons would be the ones who would inherit property and only men went to school

31 Men and Women Family was the center of life in Ancient India Men had more rights than women Sons would be the ones who would inherit property and only men went to school Women would receive education at home

32 Men and Women Family was the center of life in Ancient India Men had more rights than women Sons would be the ones who would inherit property and only men went to school Women would receive education at home Marriages were often arranged and that continues today

33 Men and Women Family was the center of life in Ancient India Men had more rights than women Sons would be the ones who would inherit property and only men went to school Women would receive education at home Marriages were often arranged and that continues today

34 Ancient India Society

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