white as unblemish

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Fri Dec 15 17:50:05 UTC 2000

V. V. Raman wrote:
>Dr. Kochhar wrote: <White is not so much colour of mourning as of unblemish.>

> 1. I think this is an important statement.
>Then one might ask, <"What does black represent?"
>3. Then again, it is rather doubtful that light-colored people and
>people had the same feelings/interpretations about the different skin colors.
>4. From an understanding of this as seen in ancient literature, it might be
>possible to conclude with some certainty whether there was a cultural/ethnic
>difference at some time in history between the Northern (Sanskritic) and the
>Southern (Tamil-speaking) peoples.

 It is not just Tamil-speaking peoples, most Indian peoples are
 different shades of brown and black, and more so when we look at
 the so called low castes and untouchables.


Earlier words about Indology's future:
 3. I acted like the messenger who came to Versailles to inform Marie
 while she was regaling that trouble was brewing in the heart of Paris. I am
 aware that I have inadvertently distracted you from your main focus, for which
 I apologize. For this offense, one member of this group politely asked me to
 leave. I will honor his request. - V.V.Raman, November 16, 2000

 What happened then?


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