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Was the Caste System of Ancient India Based on Skin Color?

Exploring the roots of caste in Indian antiquity


Have you wondered what the caste system or the “varna system” was like in ancient India? Did it resemble modern Indian society? Did caste even exist in ancient India?

Recently I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. David Miano, Professor of Ancient…



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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com