Hinduism 101: The Big Questions: Social Issues

Caste: Varna and Jati

This module covers "caste," one of the most complicated and misunderstood concepts encountered when attempting to understand India and Hinduism.  Learn about the Hindu concept of varna and how occupation-based social groups called jati developed and evolved over time in India and South Asia.


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