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Why there are so many Castes & Sub-Castes in Hindu religion?

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Asked by ashutosh pandurang mahajan, 15 Nov '12 10:58 pm
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Even among the bees in the hive and ants, there is division of labour. There is the queen, soldiers and workers.
In the beginning, the idea of castes must have been done on similar lines, for the benefit of the society. This later got further split into sub-castes for sub-division of work.
The system of untouchables and not allowing people of certain castes into temples, schools, not allowing them to draw water from the common wells came much later. This spoilt the whole show which some noble and intelligent persons must have started.
Today's caste system is culmination of so complicated that in addition to Scheduled Castes, they had to have the Other Backward Castes.
Having said this, there are people who wish that they had been born in the SC homes so that they could get many benefits and reservations for jobs/educational institutions etc.
There are cases wherein higher caste parents get their children adopted by SCs (only for the records) and avail benefits meant for the ...more
Answered by Francisco, 15 Nov '12 11:22 pm

 
  
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These were not created by you and me and hence have no idea at all why they are here
Answered by rajan, 16 Nov '12 08:17 am

 
  
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Every society has division of labour in some form or other. Like warrior class, woker class, etc
Similarly the Indian society has been organised as per skills orientation of people. But, over a period of time the system has been perverted and twisted by some evil people for their own selfish interests.
Answered by Vikram, 15 Nov '12 11:10 pm

 
  
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Cause its a very organised religon!!!! :P
Answered by harshal kalangutkar, 15 Nov '12 11:02 pm

 
  
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Ye to koi pandit hi batayega dost !
Answered by Dabang, 15 Nov '12 10:59 pm

 
  
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