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caste

a specialized individual amongst social insects. Examples of castes are workers and drones in a bee colony.
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The author discusses in this article the history of present caste system in higher education.
Hunter: We primary care providers are actually at the bottom of this "caste system." His suggestion that "steps should be taken to spread the risk throughout the physician population" is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard.
Dalits/ Scheduled castes - formerly known as "untouchables" - remained outside the caste system.
Ecumenism abhors any caste system, whether local or global.
It is common knowledge that in general the caste system is seen as the most dangerous and pernicious heritage from the past; Tagore shares this opinion and considers this peculiar social order to be the biggest evil in India.
If India is to avert the problems of political instability and emerge as a stable and prosperous democracy, it has to address fractious political parties, multilingualism, the caste system, half-hearted economic reforms, corruption, and a moribund industrialization process.
In the highly formulaic plots of the classic Western, one didn't encounter a chaotic wilderness, but a social and political world as fixed and inflexible as any ancient caste system -- and as predictable as a roller coaster ride.
Gregory has used our paper as an occasion to protest against 'elitist' theories of the Indian caste system, to warn against the spread of Dumontian thought in Oceania, and to put graph theory and, by implication, every branch of mathematics, in its place as a 'mere instrument of thought.' The following comments are in order.
Does a reading of the book persuade the well-informed reader that a study of the Indian caste system, identified as a primary pattern, will enrich our understanding of status relations in other societies and during other historical times?
Military medicine is an example of a complex caste system described by Bender.[2] KACH contends with a caste system of physicians, nurses, and administrators of military rank, and of a military versus civilian work force, all perceiving their work as most important.
Mahatma Gandhi struggled to reform the caste system in India renaming untouchables harijans--beloved of God.
The caste system, which comprised the traditional social categories of Indian society had its roots in the Hindu doctrine of purity of descent.