- the rigid Hindu system of hereditary social distinctions based on castes.
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Nevertheless, it contains the great text on the caste-system, the fulcrum of priestly pre-eminence.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies
Robert Gordon Latham
In the south generally the Mahatma has effected many important temple reforms for "untouchables" as well as caste-system reforms.Autobiography of a YOGI
The caste-system did not exist in Mexico but it was a custom, usually observed, for the son to learn the trade of his father.The Historical Child