Cultural Connections - Caste System in Nepal

Friday, October 12, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Memorial Union Building Entertainment Center
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In Nepal, during the ancient times, people started being classified into different castes on the basis of their occupations.  The priests belonged in the Brahmin caste, the warriors in the Kshetriya caste, merchants in the Sudras and so on.  Slowly, this manifested into a social hierarchy where some castes were considered superior to others and this paved way for centuries of oppression, especially for people considered "untouchable."  Come find out the historical and current status of this unique system.

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