Highl levels of social stratification were the norm a thousand years ago in virtually all info European societies. All of those societies were able to initiate crucial reforms with the purpose of creating a more egalitarian society. For some reason, egalitarianism has eluded indians for thousands of years and throughout history, we see the perpetual lack of will to initiate similar reforms in indian societies. Even take time from independence till now and it is an open secret that india remains one of the most stratified societies in the world, at least in terms of caste. I am not referring to a class system. I am interested in understanding why indian society is so resistant to such changes compared to other info European societies.