How is society in India changing?

Indian society has traditionally been arranged according to the Hindu caste system, which allocates people to different classes at birth. movement between castes is incredibly hard and many people are discriminated against because of their caste. More recently, people have been challenging this system, resulting in big changes in the way Indians see themselves and each other:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7404062.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/6198341.stm

Some stories deomnstrate that the caste system is still a major factor in controlling the lives of Indian people:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7872770.stm

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