This Quora Answer Is Required Reading For Every Urban Indian Who Thinks The Caste System Is Dead

In October of 2014, a post titled “In practice, how does India’s caste system work in the 21st century?” was made on Quora.

Here’s an excerpt from the original post, which was aimed at stirring discourse about the present-day form of India’s class system

Let’s understand what is the caste system. It was a system where, where people of doing different types of work were divided into different categories, based on their skill sets. All had their own significance in the society back then, and the functioning of the society would be impaired without any one of them. They all were intelligent, only the area they used it was different. Even a cobbler required high skill and knowledge, as much as a warrior required in war strategy.