The zUdras of Purusha Suktam

I had blogged about Purusha Suktam and my interpretation in this blog here.

I had blogged a commentary on it in this blog here.

One doubt that very many people expressed to me in person was the point that I have very much differed in one of the key interpretations of Purusha Suktam that for years have been used to justify the caste system in India.

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The Reservation Complex — A look at the “Systematic approach” to treat a non-systematic problem

Overview

Egalitarian — Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

In the recent past, many a blogger and columnist has written about this phenomenon and the newspapers have been awash with related news as a result of which a lot of what I am trying to articulate in this article might seem a tad “clichéd”. But I ask that you bear with me – perhaps a different perspective will shed a different light on this topic?

NOTE: This is a re-post of my original article on Sulekha.com. Since there were a couple of articles written on this phenomenon (or it's root cause), I thought I'd add this one to provide a little more perspective. On an aside, this article sunk into the bottomless pit of Sulekha's weird editorial policies — promote mindless fluff and flush the real stuff down the drain.

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