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a rhythm pattern in indian music

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  • although there has been much confusion between the two, jati and varna are different in origin as well as function. the various castes in any given region of india are hierarchically organized, with each caste corresponding roughly to one or the other of the varna categories. traditionally, caste mobility has taken the form of movement up or down the varna scale. indian castes are rigidly differentiated by rituals and beliefs that pervade all thought and conduct (see dharma). extreme upper and lower castes differ so widely in habits of everyday life and worship that only the close intergrading of intervening castes and the intercaste language communities serve to hold them together within the single framework of indian society. factmonster.com

  • although there has been much confusion between the two, jati and varna are different in origin as well as function. the various castes in any given region of india are hierarchically organized, with each caste corresponding roughly to one or the other of the varna categories. traditionally, caste mobility has taken the form of movement up or down the varna scale. indian castes are rigidly differentiated by rituals and beliefs that pervade all thought and conduct (see dharma). extreme upper and lower castes differ so widely in habits of everyday life and worship that only the close intergrading of intervening castes and the intercaste language communities serve to hold them together within the single framework of indian society. infoplease.com