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How Hinduism and Buddhism Affects Modern-Day India

Summary: Descriptions of the Hindu and Buddhism religions and how they shaped the history of India. Hinduism was responsible for the caste system in which one's place in society was preordained by family status and which limited people to specified occupations.
The religion of Hinduism developed around 1500 B.C., but didn't have a founder. Buddhism, on the other hand, was founded in 563 B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, also known as "the enlightened one." Because both religions had many beliefs from their cultures, it has affected the society and people of India today. Hinduism influences India today from their caste system and religious writings. The Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path derived from Buddhism also affects modern day Hindus.

The caste system was brought by the Aryans when they invaded India in 1500 B.C. It made social classes and was based on varna or one's occupation. At the very top are the Brahmans, which were the elite. They were the religious leaders of priests. They received formal education and were the only ones that were allowed to read and write. The caste below them is...

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