The Importance Of Isolation In India

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The isolation of a certain group of people has a tremendous effect on those people, but also the other groups forcing them out. This isolation forces these people to form a unique culture, different from those around the world, which manifests itself in their way of life. However, isolation is often the result of hatred, which can create a boundary between the isolated people and those more powerful than them who forced them out. The Caste System in India has been instrumental in isolating the Dalit, creating a unique culture, accepting the idea that the Dalit are inferior to other castes, and allowing hate crimes against the Dalit to be seen as typical. As the World Book, Inc. shows in their reference text, India is a South Asian country, covering 1,269,219 square miles (121). World Book, Inc. says that, “India has three main land regions. They are (1) the Himalaya, (2) the Northern Plains, and (3) the Deccan, also called the Southern Plateau” (121). The Himalayas are some of the tallest mountains in the world, and the foothills are host to large biodiversity with animals such as tigers, deer, and rhinoceros. Many languages are spoken in India, but Hindi and English are the official languages. Lastly, Indian citizens practice many religions, including Sikhism, Jainism, and Islam; however, Hinduism is practiced by over 80 percent, and is the dominant religion (World Book, Inc. 116). Hinduism is a religion that was created over 3,500 years ago. As stated in the website

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