Quotes on Caste


  • Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.  – B. R. Ambedkar
  • I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste. – Guru Nanak
  • I cannot believe there is caste system in society; I cannot believe people are judged on the basis of their prosperity. – Saina Nehwal
  • “According to the Buddha’s doctrine that they believed in, it was not the caste that defined a person high or low. It was one’s deeds that mattered.”  ― Swarnakanthi Rajapakse in “The Master’s Daughter”
  • The caste system is opposed to the religion of the Vedanta. Caste is a social custom, and all our great preachers have tried to break it down.  —Swami Vivekananda



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