Indian Society & the Caste System

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by Ms. Spira














Chantay 2/17/11 7:59

In this video you will see people talk about the caste system in India. You will see this because its a documentary.

i couldn't load so i will put the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMMPX9xkWGs





Feb 17 Dimitre Nelson

This is a link that connects to the Indian caste system which talk about slavery. this will also talk about what the caste system does when dealing with slavery if you click this link.

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This is the short documentary that we watched in class last week about the Untouchables, members of the lowest caste in India. The caste system is illegal in India today, but many people, especially in the more rural areas of India, still follow its social structures.


Thursday, February 10, 2011 by Ms. Spira

The CIA Factbook has information, maps, and pictures from every country on the planet. To learn more about India, check out the CIA factbook website by click this link.




Monday, February 14, 2011 by Ms. Spira

Is Arranged Marriage Really Better than Craigslist?

This is a fabulous article written by an Indian-American girl from Sacramento, California, talking about her experiences going through the arranged marriage process with her parents. She even mentions how much a middle class dowry might be - $100,000! I highly recommend you check this out!! After you read the article, go to the discussions tab and add your opinion.


Monday, February 14, 2011 by Ms. Fleming

http://wonderwoman.intoday.in/wonderwoman/story1/89046/Career-woman/4-star-powers-who-have-it-all.html

This article profiles four successful Indian women, including Padma, the host of Top Chef here in the USA.



Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by Ms. Spira
Anyone who is interested in India dance! Try plugging "bharata natyam" into youtube or google. Check out a video here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by Isaiah Evans
I really like the India dancing in the video that Spira put up. Good job.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by Shimals

The link that I have just put is rap music made by a artist named Haji Springer. I belive that the music sounds really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vi4YyYCIEQ

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by Uchenna




Tuesday February 15,2011 By Fredrick Woodard
These are osama bin laden sneakers.21-year-old Praveen Kumar says “It gives me a feeling that the most hated person in the world lies at my feet.”
You can find the article and the picture here.


Feb. 15th, Maddy Smoak

This is a video I found while researching for my wiki. It's a good summary of the caste system.

2/17/11 by Neikaneptune

This is a video about a first restaurant in Boston. Its name is India Pavillion.


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This image shows the Dalits the lower caste people. Then as you go up another caste then you will see the Sudras which are servant. After goes the Vaishas and Kshartiya the highest caste the Brahmins.
Teresa Garrison

Feb. 17.2011

2/17/11 David Colon... so I am assuming that Dalits are very poor, and don't have meaning in life, right?

By:Mark Garcia

How mane meter squares that India have i think it have a lot

What you think?
So if you are a dalits does that mean that you cannot rise on the caste system?
Basically going by the chart the higher your social status the higher your religious beliefs?
Antonio Horatius 2/17/11












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This picture is of a wedding ceremony.The difference between this wedding ceremony is that it is between two people but also in two spirits.
By:Nyoka McGann
Thursday February, 17 2011

Justice Young, Thursday 17, 2011
The picture on the caste system makes a lot of since and I think there should'nt be a caste system but my opinion does'nt matter.




David Colon 2/17/11 The jewlery and the art on her hand is nice but what does it symbolize?

2/17/11

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/man-woman/Make-your-arranged-marriage-work/articleshow/5795779.cms

This article is about arranged marriages, and how to make them workout. This article may persuade you to thinking this is better.




2/17/11 Annarika Bosquet
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This video is showing how even though the Brahmin's is the highest caste, it doesn't mean that they're living the life. It shows that even the people on top still have to work as hard as those who work on the bottom.



David Colon 2/17/11

I like the video of the castes, because it relates to what we have been learning in class.

Valentine Eke 2/17/11
This video of the caste is good because it has a lot of information in it.