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the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.
Historical Examples

Nevertheless, it contains the great text on the caste-system, the fulcrum of priestly pre-eminence.
The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies Robert Gordon Latham

The caste-system did not exist in Mexico but it was a custom, usually observed, for the son to learn the trade of his father.
The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman

In the south generally the Mahatma has effected many important temple reforms for “untouchables” as well as caste-system reforms.
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda


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