The Caste system in India has long prevailed and has been a dirty devil to play with . The politicians however seem to have signed a pact with the devil and use it as a perfect tool to muster up votes during elections . Too many movies were taken and far too many poets and activists tried their hand in vanquishing the devil , but they were mere nudges , not the actual PUSH our people require .
How to eliminate one is a whole different story altogether .. what I was more concerned about was where it all began . There were so many reasons , ideologies & theories , but most had their roots in Hindu mythology .
Varnas , which were introduced to sort and assign duties to people and result in efficient socio-management , finally resulted as a never-ending entangled coil of web . Lord Ram who was considered to be a supreme and a most efficient ruler , has been a great supporter of one . The Shambuka incident clearly suggests that he did support the caste system by slaying a Sudra who did what was only reserved for elites . Some even quote that he actually introduced this system .
Now looking around , there seems to be very little or no evidence at all , for such a caste system in other religions . However there are incidents here and there , like Ambedkar writing that the social evils in Muslim society were "worse than those seen in Hindu society". Ancient Rome which seems to be the root of christian upbringing , seem to have a very similar caste system which might have been re-invented and implemented in the course of time . Indian Christians on the other hand have incorporated the Hindu caste system and there are so many citations and evidences in the web .
But one clear proof is that the ancient scriptures of Hindu mythology or religion ,( however you would like to see that) created and supported the caste system . Whatever good-willed reason and however flexible the system may have been introduced with (if any) , has now resulted to be a chaotic plague .
So , Is Lord Ram who is considered to be an inspiration for so many Indians and the one who is widely cherished to be THE Maryada Purushottam , the culprit behind this ??