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'Caste Lesson' In 6th Class Text Book
While so much is talked about banishing castes, here is something ironical. It is heard that the 6th class Social Studies text book has ‘Chaturvarna Theory’, the division of caste. In today’s world, is that necessary? Moreover, the text book is using terms like upper caste and lower caste.
 
Due to this, it is heard that students are asking their parents what caste are they? Parents don’t feel like saying in few situations. Once that is known, even kids are also saying “I am upper to you, you are lower than me.” And this is quite a risk.
 
The experts say “There is no harm in discussion but one should realize that Chaturvarna is as per profession. If a Brahmin takes licence for Bata showroom, he is a Madiga, if he rules he is Kshatriya, if a Reddy teaches in college, he is a Brahmin. So, the Chaturvarna theory states that if caste is by job and not by birth then the essence is correct.
 
Frankly, this is the intention when it was made but today it is being misused and misinterpreted by wily and crooker politicians of our country for their benefit. So, the Chaturvanra is as per work and not by virtue of birth.
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