Varna and Jati
abhinav at DEL3.VSNL.NET.IN
Wed Jan 5 20:47:50 EST 2000
Yashwant Malaiya wrote:
> Kailash Srivastava asked:
> >Under which varna does "Kayastha" fall?
Now under the sankiirn.a jaati called IAS (Indian Administrative Services), working
under the neo-kshatriyas called MP, MLA . If one is a clerk, one may be called
nimna-kaayastha. Stha (located ) in Kaayaa (bureau), hence kaayastha. But officer or
clerk, the kaayastha has retained his ancient characteristic mentioned by Kautilya,
taking bribe (utkoca).
[admin note: changed date from Fri, 4 Jan 1980 01:47:50 +0000]
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