Determine: the most likely and second most likely caste group, a probability for each caste group returned, and a ranking of the most likely caste groups.
What is India's caste group ?
In order to detect discrimination related to the caste system, we have developed a feature to detect an individual's caste group from their first name, last name and region of origin. This classification is divided into 4 groups:
Scheduled Castes (SC) also known as Dalit is a category officially instituted by the British in 1936. These groups of people practice or practiced activities considered 'impure' by the Brahmanic tradition and are among the most disadvantaged groups in the Indian society. The term 'untouchables' is sometimes used despite the fact that it is considered degrading. This caste group numbers 201 million people and represents 16.6% of the Indian population (2011 census).
Scheduled Tribes (ST) is a list of tribes based on the criteria defined by the colonial administration in 1936. These tribes, also called Adivasi, are with the Scheduled Castes among the most disadvantaged in Indian society. This caste group includes 705 tribes (2011 census) and has 104 million people (8.6% of the Indian population).
Other Backward Classes (OBC) is an official term used by the government to refer to other castes who are educationally or socially disadvantaged. A survey carried out in 2006 estimated their proportion at 41% of the population, which would represent 496 million people.
General, castes that do not fall under the definition of Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) and do not receive affirmative action from the relevant authority belong to the general category.
For example, an individual bearing the first name Akash, the surname Sharma and living in the state of Uttar Pradesh has a 93% chance of belonging to the general caste group and 97% chance of belonging to the group of caste general or to Other Backward Classes.
Identify the religionbased on an Indian first name, last name or full name
From a first name, a surname or a full Indian name, identify the most likely religion among a group of 7 religions (Muslim, Jain, Christian, Hinduism, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi).
Determine: the most likely and second most likely religion, a probability for each religion returned, and a ranking of the most likely religions.
What are the main religions in India?
Always with the aim of helping our customers to detect possible discrimination, we have developed a function which makes it possible to determine the most probable religion of a person from his first name, his last name and his region of origin or residence. This feature focuses on the 7 major religions of India.
Hindu is an exonym for people who religiously adhere to Hinduism. Hinduism is one of the worlds oldest religions still practiced. It has neither imposed dogma, nor uniformly organized clerical institution, nor founder. It is the third most popular religion in the world and has approximately 1.3 billion followers.
Muslim is an Arabic word for people who religiously adhere to Islam. Islam is one of the three abrehamic religions, it has its source in the Koran and is based on the dogma of absolute monetheism. It is the second largest religion in the world with around 1.9 billion followers.
Buddhist is a person who religiously adhere to Buddhism. Buddhism is a philisophy and a religion originating in India and having appeared in the fifth century following the awakening of Siddhartha Gautama and the diffusion of his teaching. It is the fourth largest religion in the world with approximately 623 million adherents.
Christian is a person who religiously adhere to Christianity. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion, originating in the Near East and based on the teachings of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.. The Christian religion is the most practiced religion in the world with 2.5 billion followers.
Sikh is a person who religiously adhere to Sikhism. Sikhism was founded in Punjab (northern India) in the 15th century and is based on the spiritual teaching of guru Nanak, the first guru among the 11 Sikh gurus. It is the fifth most widely practiced religion in the world with around 30 million followers.
Parsi is a person who religiously adhere to Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest monetheistic religions in the world. It is founded from the teachings of Zoroaster during the 2nd millennium BC. Zoroastrianism has about 120,000 followers worldwide, mainly in India, Iran and North America.
Jain is a person who religiously adhere to Jainism. Jainism appears from the 10th century BC in India with the awakened Master Rishabhanatha. As with Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism, the goal of the follower is to attain enlightenment. Jainism has about 5 million followers mainly in India.
For example, an individual bearing the first name Akash, the surname Sharma and living in the state of Uttar Pradesh has a 8% chance of belonging to the Hinduism religion and 99.88% chance of belonging to Hinduism or to Christian religions.
Determine the State or Union territorybased on an Indian first name, last name or full name
Analyze an Indian first name, last name, or full name to identify that person's most likely Indian State or Indian Union territory.
Determine: the most likely and second most likely State or Union territory of origin, a probability for each state/territory returned, and a ranking of the most likely states/territories of origin.
What is a State or Union territory in India?
Enter an Indian first name, last name or full name to obtain the most likely region of origin. The returned region of origin is either a State or an Union territory.
India is a federal republic made up of twenty-eight States and eight Union territories. The States, contrary to the territories of the Union which come under the central government, have their own institutions and can adopt certain laws.
A person named Jannat Rahmani has a 22% chance of originating from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and a 35.57% chance of originating from the states of Uttar Pradesh or Rajasthan.
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