Caste Regulations

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History Of Buddhism In India - Decline of Buddhism in India
... The gradual expansion in the scope and authority of caste regulations shifted political and economic power to the local arena, reversing the trend of ... The caste system gradually expanded into secular life as a regulative code of social and economic transactions ... It became the duty of political officials to enforce the caste regulations written by Brahmans ...

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