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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Shu•draˈʃu drə, ˈsu-(n.)(pl.)-dras.

or Su•dra

  1. a Hindu of the lowest caste, that of the workers.

    Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: Compare Brahman (def. 1), 1 1 Kshatriya, Vaisya.

Origin of Shudra:

< Skt śūdra

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shudra, Sudra(noun)

    a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste

  2. sudra, shudra(noun)

    the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status

Wiktionary

  1. Shudra(Noun)

    a Hindu of the lowest caste, that of the workers.

  2. Origin: Transliteration of शूद्र

Freebase

  1. Shudra

    Shudra is the fourth Varna, as prescribed in the Purusha Sukta of the Rig veda, which constitutes society into four varnas or Chaturvarna. The other three varnas are Brahmins; Kshatriya, and Vaishya. According to this ancient text, the Shudra perform functions of serving the other three varna. The varna system became rigid in the later Vedic period. In modern Indian society, the government is taking steps to end the differences between various castes.

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