The Truth about the Caste System through Vedic and Buddhist Era Lens

  • Abhyuday Pratap
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  • Abhyuday Pratap

    Student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, India

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Abstract

The origin and its perpetuation is highly sensationalised yet differently interpreted among the academicians and the core aspect about the research about the caste system by the intellectuals, professors, teachers even infact, for a student is through interpretations of the old scriptures. The approach lacks self reading and understanding the caste system as it forms today a very important part of the Indian society. The truth about the caste system is either selectively hidden or is strongly defended by the conservatives lacking due knowledge about the same. The Caste system is even misinterpreted by the Hindus to be exactly what it is today to what it was formed initially. The research paper seeks to contend the argument that the Vedic religion is responsible for the caste system as it exists today with strong documentary proofs and even from the verses of the scriptures on how the intellectual crusaders selectively twist and sensationlise the informtion for their ideological good. The paper innovatively seeks to trace the journey of caste system through Early Vedic to Buddhist era and the reasons for its solidification in the present day society.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 2305 - 2315

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11659

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