Grey Literature on Caste-based Minority Community in India

Jyoti Bhabal
According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, there are four "varnas’ (groups). Manusmriti has mentioned four varnas: the Brahmins (teachers, scholars and priests), the Kshatriyas (kings and warriors), the Vaishyas (traders), and Shudras (agriculturists, service providers, and some artisan groups). Offspring of different varnas belong to different JŅtis (Castes). Another group excluded from the main society was called Parjanya or Antyaja. This group of former "untouchables" (now called Dalits) was considered either the lower section of...
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