22 September 2014
Answer in 250 words:
1) What argument are adduced by some authors to assert that the caste system is peculiar only to India, and by some others to show that it is a universal phenomenon observable in other parts of the world as well?
2) Some authors maintain that the caste system contributes to solidarity and harmony in society, whereas some other think that it is an exploitative system. What are the grounds for such divergent views?