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Around 2200 years ago, India was under one ruler called Asoka, the beloved of the Gods. Then for 1700 years i.e. till the advent of Akbar, the great, India remained divided. The division in the society was perpetuated through cast, colour, creed and so on. Do you feel, it is because of the greed of money and power of the ruling classes (i.e. Brahmins and Kshatriyas) that kept us divided and caused breeding of intolerance and violence.

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Asked by Sankar Mitra, 06 Oct '09 05:55 pm
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Yes, the real divide comes from the society due to the inequalities of income which is the main cause of the breeding intolerance & violence. The upper caste or the rich would never let the poor & the lower caste people come into the limelight & be a part of the mainstream.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 06 Oct '09 06:06 pm

 
  
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You jumped the gun and gave BA to an answer which at best is as vague as your question is. Ashoka had not been an emperor of India. Ashoka was a power monger and for that he killed all his kins, siblings and others. And after ascension also he established his empire by brutal conquest only. And he has become God's own by your reckoning..... India never had a central leadership. That's the only reason why there had been continuous conquests, divisions etc. Even after the formation of Indian union with lofty ideals, nothing has been done to unite India and the regional Satraps had stolen the march and the light and established such fiefdoms that directly threaten the so called central leadership and consequently India.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 09 Jan '10 06:22 pm

 
  
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No idea
so many factors
everyone wanted to be a king,even of a small territory
Answered by anil garg, 04 Dec '09 10:21 pm

 
  
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But When Mughal came & then EnglishMan it had disapperd
Answered by Pravash Jha, 27 Nov '09 04:50 pm

 
  
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If the caste system & caste system alone was responsible for the division of India, then the spearheading of education ever since 1947 should've caused a complete reversal, but we don't quite see dat in India. What we see is despite the various facilities given to our peep's since independence, we still continue to presist on being "good sons", "good Christians", "good Muslims", "good husbands" etc., more so than a good Indian.

The caste system was implemented on purpose to prevent social mobility. The Samurai system in Japan was JUST THAT. And not all Samurai clans were given same treatment. Those w/ lineages to Edo were given more importance- MUCH more! Yet, they could unite, even if the Mongol's were ready to collaborate w/ local Japanese.

So point is caste system is associated w/ upward mobility & not so much the ONLY cause to nationl integration. Sure, it DOES prevent national integration, but is only one of the 1000 factors in that regard.

Let's forget caste system, a ...more
Answered by A Moin, 07 Oct '09 07:15 pm

 
  
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No centripetal tendency is a recurring theme in Indian History.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 06 Oct '09 07:02 pm

 
  
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In the course of time India divided into many parts due to power hungers........Ashoka was never be great when he was rulling.......he made the bloodshed all over due to his revenge mind and he called as great when he realised. and they are only response to divide india in many parts....they only divided into sub-regions for betterment of the society .....when india came under british rule, the britishers took the advantage of that and played a nasty game to divide India........so, here where the Qn of Bramhin and kshytriyas......that has happened due to mentality/nature of the person.......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 06 Oct '09 06:12 pm

 
  
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I disagree with you but caste system has done damage to India but that does not mean others were full of all virtues due to British regime so called secularists and anti Hindu groups are engaged in bashing of Hinuism
i travelled in middle east and east Asia i found fundamentalism fanatics every thing exists there
Answered by pramod gokhale, 06 Oct '09 06:09 pm

 
  
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There is no doubt that it (caste) is the main cause of the fundamental !!!
The Kshatriyas are the administrators, whose principle is reverence for all life !!!
'the inherent peace and tolerance of Indian culture' is one of its characteristics !!!
Answered by Oberoi, 06 Oct '09 06:03 pm

 
  
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