Social stratification is patterned social inequality it is also the unequal c property: forms of wealth 4 a caste system amounts to social stratification based on ascription a a caste system consists of a fixed arrangement of strata from the most. Peasant social stratification and caste lineages were, states habib, tools for tax revenue collection in areas under the islamic rule the origin of caste system of modern form, in the bengal region of india, may be traceable to this period, states richard eaton the. The caste system is a form of social stratification based on ascribed status that follows an individual throughout his or her life india provides the best example of a caste system. In this type of stratification system status of individuals in each class is ascribed at birth in accordance with the hindu religion, beliefs and customs and social mobility is completely close off to members of an inferior caste.
Caste system caste ~caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, ritual status in a hierarchy and customary social interaction and exclusion based on cultural notions of purity and pollution. A caste system is the division of society into distinct social classes which usually feature a hierarchical arrangement economic status, lifestyle, occupation and education levels are some of the factors used in the stratification of society into castes a caste system is the division of society. A class system of social stratification is based on money and possession of material wealth it is much more open a person born in the lowest social class can by hard work accumulate wealth and become a member of the upper class. But he would not accept kachcha food prepared with the use of water at the hands of no other caste except his own as a matter of rule and practice no individual would accept kachcha food prepared by an inferior castemanthe caste system put restriction on the range of social relations also.
The social historical theory explains the creation of the varnas, jats and of the untouchables according to this theory, the caste system began with the arrival of the aryans in india. A form of social stratification in which the different strata form a continuum and social mobility is possible conflict theory a perspective on social stratification that focuses on economic inequality as a source of conflict and change. Revisiting social stratification in indian society wwwijhssiorg 59 | p a g e he contrasts the caste system as containing hierarchical view of man with the class system of the west. In this system of stratification, a person is born into a social ranking but can move up or down from it much more easily than in caste systems or slave societies this movement in either direction is primarily the result of a person’s own effort, knowledge, and skills or lack of them. Social stratification: the hierarchical arrangement of social classes, or castes, within a society caste is an elaborate and complex social system that combines some or all elements of endogamy, hereditary transmission of occupation, social class, social identity, hierarchy, exclusion, and power.
A caste system is a social system in which ones social status is given for life in caste societies, therefore, different social levels are closed, so that all individuals must remain at the social level of their throughout the life. On class, status, and social structure in india social stratification in india castes, has held many cabinet posts in his political career this system of gaining status is based on power power is usually achieved status rather than a role that is dealt at birth people in india participate in the caste game, the class game, and the. A caste system is a social system based on ascribed statuses, which are traits or characteristics that people possess as a result of their birth ascribed statuses can include race, gender, nationality, body type, and age. Historical stratification systems all societies are stratified, but the criteria used to categorize people vary widely social stratification has taken many forms throughout history, including slavery, the estate system, indentured servitude, the caste system, and the class system.
The caste system in india is a very ancient form of social stratification that evolved in vedic times, gained more complexity in the ancient era and faced additions during muslim rule since everyone has drained the hindu caste system i wanted to discuss the muslim version of this system and what it means. On the other hand, rural areas of india and other agrarian societies use the caste system, a closed system of social stratification in which the population is divided between hereditary groups in. 7 “caste is a system of stratification in which mobility up and down the status leader, at least ideally may not occur” —w a green 8 “when status is wholly predetermined so that men are born to their lot without any hope or changing it, then class takes the extreme form of caste. It explains linking caste with another form of social stratification and differentiating them through other social mobility this definition points out two facts that are a rank is ascribed at birth, b the change of rank is impossible.
Social stratification based on ascription or birth (closed social mobility) an example of this is in india very rigid people placed in system by social status must follow caste rules some movement allowed: horizontal—(movement of equal positions) open mobility found in a class system it is very fluid. Caste in india has religious background and everybody tries to fulfill the caste duties, but in class system of social stratification religion has place there the physical and mental qualities are more important. Social class-it is a classification which is done both on the basis of economy and caste it is popularly followed in india it is popularly followed in india gender- it is a basis of classification from the ancient times were for a long time male society dominated by women. India's caste system is among the world's oldest forms of surviving social stratification the bbc explains its complexities the system which divides hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based.