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noun as in social class

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Her very presence on a sabha stage — an elite space historically dominated by upper-caste Brahmins — is a “political act,” Pillai tells me.

From Ozy

“They don’t bring up caste, but they can easily identify us,” Kaila says, rattling off all of the ways he can be outed as potentially being Dalit, including the fact that he has darker skin.

Right now, the truth is that we are living in precarious times – we always have been, to one degree or another, depending on where you are in the disparity that is this American caste system.

Intersections of gender, class, age and caste play a significant role in pushing women into exploitative situations.

My wife and I learnt a great deal about race, caste, and social boundaries.

From Fortune

Such teaching is revolutionary in still-caste-divided India.

The upper bureaucracy has evolved into a privileged and cossetted caste.

If we say yes to Telangana, why not say yes to caste-based states?

After all, caste is the most resistant feature of our politics, so why not just make it the basis for states formation?

Just last week, at another exclusive do, Larry Summers delivered another shocking address to another slice of the master caste.

Yet how came it that even a low-caste mongrel of a Lascar should offer such an overt insult to a Brahmin!

Caste is a thing you should be very careful of in these days, so the best thing is to ask for the Bear-Garden straightaway.

Until a few years ago the quarter known as the, Parian was the flourishing centre of the half-caste traders.

Several American officers were present on the occasion, accompanied by a Spanish half-caste who acted as their interpreter.

The labour of the spade and of the loom, and the petty gains of trade, he contemptuously abandoned to men of a lower caste.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caste, such as: stratum, degree, estate, grade, lineage, and order.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.