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Indias caste system alive today

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Social Studies High School High ELL

India's Caste System Alive Today

In India people are separated by a strict social stratification called the “caste system.” Since independence in 1947 the government has tried to eliminate the caste system, but it’s still alive today. This public radio story looks at the toll the caste system takes on the Dalits, the “lowest of the low”, often called the Untouchables.

Ancient Civilization Civics/Government World History I Religion Ancient India

Story Length: 8:09

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National Public Radio © 2001 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 08/30/2001

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