Fw: Re: Re: Q: intervocalic -k- preserved as intervocalic -g-

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 26 00:26:28 UTC 1999

>According to the dharma
>shastras, a brahmana is one who's born of brahmana parents. If the mother
>of a lower caste, the child acquires the caste of his/her mother.

No, according to the traditional texts, the child usually belongs to an
"intermediate" caste, e.g. sUta, rathakAra etc. Manu has detailed
descriptions of the origins of these castes through anuloma and pratiloma
marriages among the four classical varNas.


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