How the caste system started in Nepal – Amazing Facts about Cast
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Posted by Dhruba Shrestha May 30, 2017 : Here in this video you can able to see the history of caste system in Nepal. History of Caste System in Nepal, Nepal’s caste system was and continues to be quite complex. While the caste system and legal code were publicly outlawed by the 1990 constitution, caste continues to play a prominent role in many Nepalis’ private lives. Nepal’s “unifier,” Prithvi Narayan Shah, once called Nepal “a garden of four varnas (castes) and 36 sub-castes,” a statement that many upper-caste Nepali point to as evidence of the Nepali’s multicultural plurality. However, whatever Prithvi’s intentions, Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepal’s monarch at the time, had traveled to Europe and was inspired to classify and document Nepal’s caste system according to European legal code. By 1854, the 1,400 page Muluki Ain was ratified into law, essentially codifying the social hierarchy and caste structure into law. Because Nepal was ethnically diverse and complex, it diverged from the traditional Hindu caste structure and was stratified into five hierarchical categories that separated impure and pure groups of people.
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