1. How did the caste system come to be established in India?
2. Draw the social pyramid of the caste system. Include the name of each caste and the types of jobs members of each caste would be expected to hold.
3. Why have people willingly followed the expectations of this system?
6. Is the caste system still in place today? Explain your answer with examples to prove your position.
If you complete the reading on the Caste system, continue on to read the article “Caste Away” from the Wall Street Journal in 2007. Answer the following questions based on the article.
2. What are some of the challenges these men faced as they tried to find work and make a life outside of the traditional expectations for members of the Dalit?