What are the higher castes in Tamil Nadu and Kerala?

Which castes are seen as higher castes and which are the lowest ones in Tamil Nadu and Kerala? Is he same rule applied in Karnataka and Andhra as well? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I am not too sure about the caste break-up in other states. But I do know a bit about how it…

Does the Mahabharata speak against or for the caste system?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: The way I see it, it does neither. It’s quite neutral on this. Back then, there was a specific format in which society was arranged. People took on their parents’ professions after them. Nobody encroached into another’s realm. A potter’s son would also be a potter, and so would his…

How do we stop racism and casteism in India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Short Answer : We can’t. Long Answer : Racism Discriminatory practices like racism are an ugly truth that exists in society. There is little we could do to ‘stop it’ other than trying to make people aware that at the end of the day, we all belong to the same…

What would a casteless Indian society look like?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. Gone are the days when our society was distinguishable on the basis of caste. Back in the days, a person’s caste could be identified based on what they did for a living. That is not the case now. Caste exists predominantly in the minds of…