Definitions for shudraˈʃu drə, ˈsu-
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a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste
the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status
a Hindu of the lowest caste, that of the workers.
Origin: Transliteration of शूद्र
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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