Caste System in the Sanātana faith (Hinduism) was based on restrictions and privileges. The higher the restriction on a person, the higher privileges he or she got. There were separate communities based on these restrictions and privileges.
Brahman[edit | edit source]
Kshatriya[edit | edit source]
Vaishya[edit | edit source]
Sudra[edit | edit source]
Occupation: manual labor
Population: farmers, plumbers, builders, miners, etc.
Corruption of the System[edit | edit source]
In ancient times there was respect between the castes and although it was unusual, people could change their occupation, lifestyle and caste. In recent times, a new caste got created, the "untouchables" and also, the caste system got so ridged, that switching class became banned.