Essay On Social Inequality

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India is one of the biggest and the second most densely populated country (after China) with 1.21 billion people, which represents the 17% of the world population. Its GDP is 1,876 billion dollars and it has the second largest workforce in the world, with 516.3 million people, nevertheless India is considered a developing country as the GDP per capita is less than 11,000 USD p.a. Since 1947, India is a founding member of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and since 2009 of the BRICS along with Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. These countries are distinguished from all other developing countries by their large, fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs. The national currency is the Rupee (1 euro= 66.32 rupees). The Indian economic situation is not completely understandable without knowing its late history and culture. Since the 16th century, several European countries arrived initially as trader but then, taking advantage of the internal rifts, increased their…show more content…
This is a big social issue because the big majority of Indian people (80.45%) is Hindu. These classes are called Castes and are Brahmin, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Sudras and Pariah (untouchables). Who was born in a particular caste cannot get out of it and is forced from adult to do the same work of his father. The caste system is a hierarchical stratification of society. Castes also affect the division of labor, thus diversifying the social status of each culture. The concept of "ritual purity" led to the stigmatization of the out - caste "untouchables", whose work was considered unclean. Although Article 15 of the Constitution of India prohibits discrimination based on caste and Article 17 declared the practice of untouchability to be illegal, the Caste system is still actual and keeps the society in a situation of stagnation and

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