VarNa & JAti

Venkatraman Iyer venkatraman_iyer at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 28 11:43:58 UTC 1999

>Further,  in  Dharmasthala,  the  HeggaDes  have  made  sure  that
>there  are  separate  seatings  for  brahmins,  Jains  and  Hindu
>non-brahmins  for  the  afternoon  mRShTAnna  (meals). BNHebbar

In a public place of dining, there would be some problems
in Tamil Nadu to ask for two divided, separate seatings for
Brahmins and others; In 1920s, when V. V. S. Ayyar implemented
this in a school run by Congress, there were some protests.
Over the years, I have seen that the name boards with names like
BrahmaNaaL Cafe advertising separate seats for Brahmins have declined.

Probably the old system will return.


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