Sentence Examples


  • The result was the system of four castes (varna, i.e."
  • Bengalis, whether Brahmans or of other castes, frequently go bareheaded.
  • These castes, as well as the mandarins, who form a class by themselves, are exempt from tax or forced service.
  • The number of half-castes is remarkably small, at the census of 1904 the number of " mixed and others," which The following is the official estimate of the population on the 31st of December 1908: Europeans 91,443, natives 998,264 (including 7386 " mixed and others "), Asiatics 116,679; total 1,206,386.
  • As regards the numerous groups included under the term of Sudras, the distinction between" clean "and" unclean "Sudras is of especial importance for the upper classes, inasmuch as only the former - of whom nine distinct castes are usually recognized - are as a rule considered fit for employment in household service.