Friday, June 19, 2015

A post by David Mumford

'All men are created equal'? kindly sent by a reader of this blog in the previous post.
P.S.I find the article well-intentioned but does not seem useful to me. I think caste is political and about keeping economic advantages apart from various other strands. Mumford could have studied some of the institutes he is familiar with, their origin, development, composition of personnel and the powers within. He visited India several times, spent many months in various institutes and adopted an Indian child.
P.P.S. I found that our library has an electronic version of 'Beyond Cast' by Sumit Guha and started reading it. The few pages I read so far sugest that it is a very ood book to understand the political nature of caste.

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