The character of caste

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In 1030 AD, the Muslim ethnographer al-Biruni completed Indica, the first work of anthropology about the Indian subcontinent by an outsider. Commenting on the social structure of South Asia, he wrote:

The Hindus call their castes varna, i.e., colors, and fr…

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