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Jason Overdorf

Jason Overdorf is an author at Religion News Service.

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Hindus in India are converting to Buddhism to protest treatment of lower castes

May 3, 2018

NEW DELHI, India (RNS) — Though it is illegal in India to discriminate on the basis of caste, the nearly 3,000-year-old social stratification system — while not as determinant in the life of many Indians as it used to be — still holds sway.

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