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    Hard Talk The Caste System: Here's Why It's So Repugnant To Sikhi

    Q & A with ANNIE NAMALA India's caste system - the oldest social order in the world - divides society into four castes, and thousands of subcastes - based on traditional occupations. Below the four castes are the "untouchables" (now known as Dalits) whose traditional occupations are deemed so...
  2. Inderjeet Kaur

    Canada India Banned The Caste System 60 Years Ago, But It Lives On For Many In Metro Vancouver

    BY CHERYL CHAN, THE PROVINCE OCTOBER 9, 2013 For most of her life, Kamlesh Ahir has been trying to escape the caste system that’s defined her from birth. She went to university, abandoned her religion, and, in 1994, left India for Canada, a new land offering a fresh start. Or so she...
  3. spnadmin

    Caste In An Unbreakable Mould

    Caste in an Unbreakable Mould Sujata Ananden http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/singly-political/2013/07/12/caste-in-an-unbreakable-mould/ I have had a friend – a sort of buddy – for years and I never cared to find out what caste she might belong to. Her name told me nothing but when I...
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    India Caste, Class And India's Growing Middle Class

    Caste or Class? Yogita Limaye http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23003532 2027, India is projected to have the biggest middle class population in the world. In a society fragmented by caste, there has been much debate about whether recent economic growth has reached the country's most...
  5. Archived_Member16

    India Marry Outside Caste In Himachal, Get Rs.75,000

    Marry outside caste in Himachal, get Rs.75,000 Saturday, May, 04 2013 - 12:56 SHIMLA: While 'khap panchayats' (caste councils) in Haryana continue to frown on inter-caste and sub-caste marriages and punish those who do so, marrying outside one's caste is ever so profitable in neighbouring...
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    UK Caste Discrimination Set To Become Unlawful In The United Kingdom

    Caste discrimination set to become unlawful in the United Kingdom By Hainder Singh http://www.sikhsiyasat.net/2013/04/24/caste-discrimination-set-to-become-unlawful-in-the-united-kingdom/ London, United Kingdom (April 23, 2013): It is learnt that on April 23, 2013 the UK became the first...
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    UK UK Wakes Up To Caste Bias

    UK wakes up to caste bias Shalini Nair - The Indian Express - Tue Mar 26 2013, 09:12 hrs London : For a place that is only one-fifteenth the size of London, Coventry has a large number of gurdwaras. Even that might not have seemed so incongruous considering that Sikhs are the largest...
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    Marriage And Caste. Advice Please

    Hi. I'm sikh and my father wants me to marry a Jatt but I don't mind. I don't understand why caste is a problem. Are there specific reasons for marrying into the same caste? Does it matter if I marry a different caste? Is my dad right? Do parents just want us to carry on the caste system or...
  9. findingmyway

    Making Sparrows Hunt The Hawks

    MAKING SPARROWS HUNT THE HAWKS Gajindar Singh An advantage Guru Nanak had over Bhakti saints was his high caste background. While Kabir, Nam Dev, Ravdas, Sain etc. were apologetic as if by meditating on God they were intruding into the forbidden preserve of high castes, Guru Nanak could...
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    Sikhism And The Caste System (Sangat TV, In Punjabi)

    Caste System and Sikhism part-1 programe " GYAN KI AAYI ANNDHI " Sangat TV UK - YouTube
  11. Harkiran Kaur

    General Why Does Caste Still Persist With Sikhs?

    My question arises because I have been talking to a Sikh guy who I really like. I found out his last name is a Ramgharia name, and locally I have been going to Gurdwara with mostly Sikhs who are Jatt background... But aren't Sikhs supposed to shun caste completely? Why does it still persist in...
  12. Archived_Member16

    India Takhat Jathedars To Further Discuss Caste Based Gurdwaras

    Takhat Jathedars to Further Discuss Caste Based Gurdwaras By: Sikh24 Editors AMRITSAR SAHIB (July 12, 2012)–After having issued a Hukamnama from Sri Akal Takhat, it seems the leadership of the Five Takhats is set to work on freeing Gurdwaras from the clutches of the caste system. A meeting...
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    Hinduism No Caste System In Vedas

    http://agniveer.com/888/caste-system/ Scriptural facts in Vedas show clear humnaity in them, and there is no heirarchy, but dignity of labour, but before this is end game prime objective for hindu faith and that is MOKSHA-merging back with god, but to achieve this one must lead a noble life...
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    The Straightjackets Of Caste And Gender

    The straitjackets of caste and gender ANNIE NAMALA New Delhi— Special to Globe and Mail Update Click for a brief timeline describing caste and gender in India...
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    India Lower Caste Man Beaten To Death For Touching Stove

    A man reportedly belonging to a low-caste group was beaten to death in Nepal by high caste men for touching their stove, media reports said Forwarded by Gyani Jarnail Singh Arshi Manbir Sunar, 30, a Dalit, or low caste member, from Jibutha village in the far-western region, was killed by...
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    UK Indian Couple In UK Alleges Caste Discrimination

    August 18, 2011 Special to the Tribune Indian couple in UK alleges caste discrimination Shyam Bhatia in London The UK society has learned to its dismay this week that there is a darker side to the Indian connection that surpasses the stories of holidays in Kerala, tigers, Bollywood and...
  17. K

    Caste In Relationship

    ssa all members, I belong to a Sikh family. My parents believe in caste system a lot and i have a boyfriend who is not the same caste as me. i have no clue how to make my parents agree about the relationship between me and my boyfriend. I have told them about my boyfriend and they keep on...
  18. spnadmin

    India India Census Update: Religion, Caste, Poverty. Biometric Enrollment To Commence

    Poverty, Caste and Religion to be Simultaneously Mapped by SMITA GUPTA A nationwide survey that will simultaneously map the economic, caste and religious backgrounds of the entire population was approved by the Union Cabinet on Thursday. The survey marks two firsts: firstly, in a break...
  19. Archived_Member16

    India The New Caste System Of Free India

    May 15, 2011 The new caste system of free India Sunday, May 15, 2011 By Ashok Nanda The enactment of Right to Education Act, 2009 has generated a nation-wide debate on the school and mass education. There are various aspects of this act which needs a proper discussion and debate. One...
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    All Talk No Action

    Its all good stating that sikhism emphasizes the principle of equality and rejects discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or gender.But how many sikhs here actually venture out their community?