I've seen this first hand, this arrogance. I myself come from a conservative brahman family and its beyond words to describe the pathetic situation. Even the documentary has a brahman who justifies the 'varna system'.
I've purposefully used lower case for 'brahmans' as I think they don't deserve any special status.
The following 1 user Likes United_Floyd's post:1 user Likes United_Floyd's post Sajit
31-Dec-2010, 12:45 PM (This post was last modified: 31-Dec-2010, 12:46 PM by Ajita Kamal.)
I agree with you all. At the heart of this disgusting practice we have in India is a degree of arrogant in-group pride that is most commonly associated with inbred rural White males in the southern United States. This has resulted in one of the most well-orchestrated propaganda campaigns online. To be fair, these feelings of casteist superiority are not limited to the Brahmins.
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
31-Dec-2010, 07:59 PM (This post was last modified: 31-Dec-2010, 08:00 PM by Lije.)
(31-Dec-2010, 12:45 PM)Ajita Kamal Wrote: To be fair, these feelings of casteist superiority are not limited to the Brahmins.
That's true. In Hyderabad, events called "Vana bhojanam" (literally means having a feast in the forest. And they used to a few years back. Today they just book a function hall for that) are conducted by different caste groups as a way to show their strength. Then there are also the registered community organizations for various castes where they do things like print books that detail the accomplishments of members of their caste.
The following 1 user Likes Lije's post:1 user Likes Lije's post siddharth