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Brahminism And The Anxieties of History

Brahminism And The Anxieties of History

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V. Geetha
Brahminism & the Anxieties of History

".the caste system is designed to preserve Indian society in a static mould. Its principal function now is the negation of history, and therewith the negation of progress...

Why Brahminism? Attempting a Definition
Brahminism is a curious and frustrating critical object: it appears to belong to several conceptual realms simultaneously, and does not admit easy glossing....
Anything a Brahmin does, even if it is contested and disputed by other Brahmins, and even if goes against the grain of scripture, becomes him. Whatever he does, however he does it, he retains for himself an identity that is exclusive, different...

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