Caste Interest

13 07 2007

An anti-social spirit is found wherever one group has ” interests of its own ” which shut it out from full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is protection of what it has got. This anti-social spirit, this spirit of protecting its own interests is as much a marked feature of the different castes in their isolation from one another as it is of nations in their isolation. The Brahmin’s primary concern is to protect ” his interest ” against those of the non-Brahmins and the non-Brahmin’s primary concern is to protect their interests against those of the Brahmins. The Hindus, therefore, are not merely an assortment of castes but they are so many warring groups each living for itself and for its selfish ideal.

N. B:- Have we ever wondered if there were elements of this “caste-interests and selfishness” in our argument for merit and against Reservation. (This POV is entirely of the bloggers)

SECTION VII Annihilation of Caste. Vol-I, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Writing and Speeches

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