Humanities
Caste System and Hinduism Paper

Question Description

Defend or Refute ONE of the following statements.

1. Hinduism, as a religion, is most concerned with maintaining the social order of the caste system.

2. City-states, like (for example) those found in 5th c. BCE Greece, are ultimately ungovernable.

3. Islam provided Afroeurasia its first truly unifying force, spreading exclusively by military conquest.

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Running head: THE CASTE SYSTEM AND HINDUISM

The Caste System and Hinduism
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THE CASTE SYSTEM AND HINDUISM

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The Caste System and Hinduism
Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam and is one
of the oldest religions in the world. Despite its prevalence around the world and the considerably
long time it has been in existence, different aspects of the religion are often misunderstood or
misinterpreted. For instance, it has been claimed that as a religion, Hinduism is most concerned
with maintaining the social order of the caste system. This assumption is a misinterpretation of
the religion as will be proven in this paper.
First, Hinduism is founded on the basic principles...

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