Extraordinary and depressing view of caste in historical and contemporary India.

I don’t know how this blight upon our land is going to go away, but I do think that somehow even being ashamed about it is going to play an important part. And we can debate what Hinduism means—there are a lot of people who practice Hinduism without adhering to those particular texts—but the fact of the matter is that in a nation of 1 billion people, only under five percent marry across caste. It is a horrible hierarchical system of social arrangement, one of the worst kinds that has ever been known to mankind.

The Scourge of Caste | King’s Review