image Hinduism: The Caste System & the Four Stages of Life (Varna and Ashrama) – Teaching Resources

Hinduism: The Caste System & the Four Stages of Life (Varna and Ashrama) - Teaching Resources

This 4:22 minute video is taken from the BBC TV documentary called “The story of India” presented by historian Michael Wood, about the 10,000-year history of the Indian subcontinent. It shows an Untouchable in Varanasi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh_xvKLhZHg

Advancing through Life’s Stages from Hinduism Today. http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=5333

The first part of John Green’s Crash Course on Indian Religions deals with the Caste Section (part 2) (Ignore the title that refers to Buddha and Ashoka) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nn5uqE3C9w

See the BBC article on The Caste System & the Four Stages of Life (Varna and Ashrama) It also has an audio discussion of Caste in Britain and India. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/concepts/concepts_1.shtml

TESconnect has a PowerPoiunt and worksheet for those who have access. http://www.tes.co.uk/ResourceDetail.aspx?storyCode=6224502

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