The Caste System
By: Nick Occhionero and Kyle Thompson
Brahmans, also spelled Brahmins, are the highest ranking social class in the caste system. Usually, Brahmans act as ministers or advisors. The classes have not changed much since the first settlers who were already divided into classes. Most Brahmans are strictly vegetarian. Also, Brahmans are not allowed to handle any impure materials such as leather, and are restrained from certain occupations such as plowing. They can, however, farm and cook for others as any class can eat food prepared by a Brahman.
Life as a Brahmin
Kshatriyas were the ruling and warrior class of the caste system. They were responsible for maintaining the political-cosmic order. They were to hold positions of political power and to wage war.
Life as a Kshatriya
Life as a Vaishya
Life as a Sudra
The Untouchables were any groups of people that had impure jobs or duties, handled impure materials, or that were outside the Caste System. They had equivalent rights to African-Americans before the the Civil Rights movement. Eventually, the restrictions and discriminations towards them were banned, but some reminents of the hate still exists.