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What is Casteism in India?

Caste system. 

The word “caste” is derived from the Spanish word “Casta” which means bread, race or a complex of hereditary qualities. The term caste is famous in India known by the name of “Jati”. The English word caste is an adjustment of the original term. 


When a class is some what strictly hereditary we may call it as caste. 

Caste status is wholly predetermine so that men are born to their lot without any hope of changing it, then class takes the extreme form of caste. 


Casteism is a social problem of India. In Indian has various caste system. The caste system are include some are upper caste and some are lower caste. The casteism means gives attention in one particular caste or sub caste. And it is doesn’t interest in other caste. 

Class consciousness. 

Consciousness means that awareness. Karl Marx rarely uses the term “class consciousness” he did make the distinction between “class in itself” which is defines as group of people having common relation and own interest. 

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