Caste Culture and Socialism
By Swami Vivekananda, 128 Pages, Paperback.
To Vivekananda's vision, the Shudras, the Pariahs, were the proletariat of India, and the Indian Socialism was to be conceived in terms of their betterment. True, he could not condemn cast outright; for caste, fundamentally, was a glorious institution, and any future society must recognize its intrinsic worth. Nevertheless, Vivekananda had no love for the present day hereditary caste-system which is hinderance to progress. His wide sympathy could not be confined within its steel frame.