The Caste System In Nepal

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Register to read the introduction…This is one similar trend we find in India as well. The caste system however was slightly different from the caste system of the Indian system. The autocratic Rana regime (1846-1951) imposed orthodox Hindu notions on the people, these notions were supported by civil and criminal law. The tagadhari were the elite and the rest of the people known as Matwali, (the people who consumed alcohol) they were further divided into enslave able and non-enslave able, clean and untouchable’s. in my opinion this initiated the caste system in Nepal legalizing caste system was the worst thing that could happen to Nepal at that time, it legalized discrimination of various people groups by dividing them. The people who were in the lower caste had a chance to move form un-touchable to the higher caste and many such privileges. Caste was a critical issue in Nepal because of many reasons one of the major reasons were that if you were from a lower caste you could end up getting…show more content…
Ethnic affiliations were removed, caste system was removed. This was the period in which the country started working together for further development. Propagation of religious interests and political parties were banned. however, this new system had a problem, even though everything seemed to be fair with caste system removed, it wasn’t . unlike India Nepal did not keep any reservations for the lower castes which inevitably meant that most of the benefits went to the upper class or higher caste of society which did not help society as a whole. It reduced the value of the reforms to almost…show more content…
Here, we can see that janajati in nepali terms are related to the Indian schedule caste and tribes. In the year 1990 the ‘janajati adivassi mahasangh’ or also known as NEFI, when it stated it was just seven member groups which grew over a period of time. Most of the groups have formed only after the revolt of 1990 . the government was put under tremendous pressure from NEFIN, it founded ‘the Nepal foundation for indigenous nationalities’. Over the years both the organizations of NEFIN and NEFDIN have been highly successful in negotiating various deals with the government also successful in attracting large grants from the ‘department for international development’. They have succeeded at dealing how the various reservations should be divided among the various
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