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I believe that traditional Hindu teachings impedes India’s development as a modern nation. The caste system has been the downfall of the Hindu society for years. The upper castes conveniently used their power and status to perpetuate their social and religious distinction and to gain economic and political advantage.
The caste system was enforced through the fear of political and religious authority, punishment being higher for the lower classes than the upper classes. Their caste system is based upon birth and heredity, your class being based upon the class of your parents. Every class completing their duties was critical to the success of the system itself. This meant that nobody, no matter the level of their intelligence nor their choice of trade.
This leads to religion impeding the march of progress, hindering the development of India as a modern nation. The caste system has several disadvantages. Exploitation of the weak or lower classes is very common. There is a disunity and division of loyalties which has caused distrust and resentment within the system. Preferential treatment happens every day. The way someone is treated is based upon their birth rather than an individual’s skills, talents, or choice of trade. It lowers morale and self-esteem and will keep India separated forever. It might have served its purpose in the days of old but the system only impedes the advancement of India as a nation. Its biggest downfall, I believe, is that the system does not take into consideration people’s wants, needs, morals or values that the modern world does.
India could be a better place if these beliefs were cast aside and bright children were allowed to study or be taught what they wanted. The society itself would benefit from their being multiple intelligent children being taught amongst all the social classes rather than just the upper class. The fact that they…...

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