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Indian caste system
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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a system of social ranking — especially an old hereditary system in India consisting of:  Brahmins (priests, scholars and teachers), Kshatriya (warriors and rulers), Vaisya (traders and agriculturists), Sudra (manual workers), and Dalits (untouchables)
  • There was indeed a caste system in Maycomb, but to my mind it worked this way: the older citizens, the present generation of people who had lived side by side for years and years, were utterly predictable to one another: they took for granted attitudes, character shadings, even gestures, as having been repeated in each generation and refined by time.
    p. 175.2
caste system = a system of social ranking
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