the Caste System: Can India Progress while keeping to social
Read: Indians voice their hopes and predictions about India and the caste system in this article from the BBC which reports on a poll conducted in December 2006. "Caste Clouds India's High Hopes."
Ask: For grades 8 and up
What is the caste system? What is Gandhi’s view of this system?
How do you think this system affects “social harmony”?
Think: Research a little more on the caste system—how many ‘castes’ are there, and what were they called? What did Mahatma Gandhi do to improve the injustices of the system? What kind of person was he?
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This lesson plan was developed by Jing Ting Wee.
Updated October 2012