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britishers have not created the racist face of the caste system.there are theories suggesting that caste system is based on "VARNA" nd in one sense that means colour of skin....further said that aryas were stratificated in three varnas(brahman,kshtriya nd vyasya) already...nd when they came to india (indus river region) they categorised the local black people in the fourt strata called shudra.it is also said that varnas were based on KARMA nd karma was further supported by dharma.
whatevr has been said is not at all pure...one has to understand all the theories....no one can claim that there is a one liner solution for the origin of caste system nd the racist aspect of it...
we must see caste systems +ve nd -ve aspects objectively.if we have followed it from the past 3000 years then there are sm certain +veness nd no one can ignore this fact bt at the same time one or two mazor sections of this caste system have suffred so long.its a fact again.upper section hv enjoyed all the previllages.
after independance,there are changes nd nw purity nd pollution of castes are not important but castes are emerging as political powers by identifying their number power.in this aspect,lower castes are getting chances to participate in indian democracy.
as much as we ll modernise(not westernise),we will see changes in current cast system...though it is changing nd accomodation with modern values bt "UUNT KAL KIS KARWAT BAITHEGA YE ABHI NAHI KAHA JA SAKTA"
HOPING FOR THE EGALITARIAN THINKING AMONG CASTES....NOT RACE,because race itself is not pure....