Is Caste System a Kind of Indigenous Knowledge System?

The Global Knowledge can be broadly disassociated into two types: Indigenous and Modern. Indigenous or Traditional Knowledge traits are scattered worldwide among the folk people. These are oral and undocumented, subjected for loss and rediscovery, outcome of trial and error from informal experimentations during the course of folk life. These traits unite to form a knowledge system known as the Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS). IKS provide us various Public Services. This paper tries to establish the hypothesis that caste system in Indian Subcontinent is an important IKS.