Erosion of Caste System in India
Caste system in India especially in villages was very rigid in past traditional castes were functioning. Caste orientated people were orthodoxical. But the greater exponent of the rigid caste system was Mahatma Gandhi who wanted abolish caste. In India the caste system is becoming weaker due to the influence of the factors like industrialization, urbanization, and increase mean of transportation, democratic government and laws abolishing untouchability. The Republic of India 1950 provides for justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, caste, colour and creed has no special consideration. Due to increase in desire for money caused by the influence of the materialistic tendencies. The sense of superiority or inferiority is now based on wealth and social power rather than on caste. Social welfare departments, backward class wings are trying to remove catechism. There are reservations of admissions or posts in appointment for lower caste. This way the caste system is now vanishing.