Ancient India

Governmental Structures

Why the Caste System?

The Indian Caste System is considered a closed system of stratification, which means that a person’s social status is obligated to which caste they were born into. There are limits on

interaction and behavior with people from another social status. Its history is

massively related to one of the prominent religions in India, Hinduism.

The Importance of the Caste System

The caste system created order and discipline among the people of India. The caste system kept India unified, since people would not move out of their allotted societal role. It also strengthened the unity of the nation's peoples by limiting the amount of questioning people did with regards to their faith.