The Lowland

The Lowland


Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Hindu caste system is determined by hereditary class divisions, in which social privileges are inherited from one generation to the next. It has historically been virtually impossible to move from a lower caste to a higher one.
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Caste Term Timeline in The Lowland

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Part 1, Chapter 4
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...older generations as out of touch. Sanyal is a true radical—raised wealthy in an upper-echelon caste, Sanyal now refuses to own property and devotes his life to the rural poor. The... (full context)