Brahmans, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Sudras and chandalas


You are a young adult member of one of these castes in Indian society. Your teacher will assign you to a caste. For the assignment you will write about seven days of your life as a member of your designated caste.

That does not mean that you will take seven days to complete the assignment. (Even though the harijan/dalit most likely do not know how to write, for the sake of the assignment, you will write your journal entries.)




[┬ęGetty Images. "circa 1935: A signed portrait of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948), leader of the Indian National Congress. He campaigned for tolerance and social reform and an end to discrimination against the so-called untouchable caste. He was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist in the violence that followed the partition of British India into India and Pakistan. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) "EbscoHost Student Research CenterTM,