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The Castes of Ancient India

The story about how life began was this: the gods of Ancient India made people, land and sky out of a huge man with 1000 heads, 1000 legs and 2000 eyes. They made five different types of people from this man: 1) priests, 2) warriors, 3) farmers and traders, 4) servants, and 5) the untouchables. If you were born in a priest caste, you had to be a priest when you grew up. If you were a warrior you had to be a warrior. But if you were born into an untouchable family, you had to do the dirtiest work in the city–picking up trash and cleaning fields–ugh!

SOTW, Chapter 30
1 May 2012

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