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This is the caste system in India. My baap and Sassur were both part of the Brahmin caste. However, this does not always mean that we are the wealthiest. Both my family and my groom's family have stuggled with money all our lives.

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Many societies that believe in the Evil Eye also adhere to a strict caste system, like the one in India. It is often those at the bottom of the caste, the "untouchables" who are blamed and accused of casting the Evil Eye upon those higher up in the caste system.

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The Caste System of Ancient India. The caste system organizes division of labour and money in human society. It's a system of social stratification, and a basis for affirmative action.

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The Caste System explained and an addition about Ancient Indian society. The Caste System was a major part of the Indus River Valley civilization.

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A slum in India. Thousands of children are orphaned and left homeless on the streets. These children have to fend for themselves and relinquish their rights to a pleasant childhood.

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The Caste System Video Explains the Caste System and how the Untoucables actually play a key role in India society.

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Photographer: Peter Steinhauer Country: Singapore Title: Taikoo Windows, Hong Kong - 2009 Caption: Part of book project entitled "Hong Kong - Surface Unseen"

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The untouchables face a life style of poverty and being discriminated against. They were not allowed to go to many places that other caste could go to, or to dress the same as them. As Anant explains, “Until recently, they were not allowed to draw water from the common well of the village, nor were they entitled to enter the temples (1972: 22)

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