Hinduism: once was: RAJARAM EPISODE

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at GMX.LI
Fri Oct 6 13:01:50 UTC 2000

Am 6 Oct 2000, um 3:49 schrieb Ven. Tantra:

> Stephen Hodge wrote:
> <<BTW do Keralan Christians consider themselves Hindus
> in any sense of the word?>>
> Stepen,
> Yes. And you raise a charming point really. I lived a
> good year down around the Trivandrum-Varkala area of
> Kerala in the 80’s. And a very typical on-the-street
> reply that I would get from random Christians was,
> “caste-Christian.”

Do you mean 'jaati' when you use the word 'caste'? The same word
is used (at least in Kannada) also for Muslims and - get ready! -
foreigners. And the foreign caste has sub-castes: American,
Italian, etc. I.e., the mere use of the words 'jaati' and 'caste' does
not mean much.


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