Mahadevan, Thennilapuram tmahadevan at HOWARD.EDU
Sun Feb 17 17:21:03 UTC 2002

The noted Gayatri Spivak Chakravarti regrets in a recent New York Times
profile that she was born a Brahmin: so Chakravartis must be all Brahmins.
But she also consoles herself, and presumably her following, that as a
Chakravarti she is of an "inferior cast".  There is no explanation for
inferiority, however; nor is it clear if other Chakravartis would share her
pride of inferiority.

T. P. Mahadevan

-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Anderson
Sent: 2/16/02 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: Chakravarty

I know several Chakravarty's who are Brahmins.

Dean Anderson, PhD

----- Original Message -----
From: "hans henrich hock" <hhhock at UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 9:21 AM
Subject: Chakravarty

> Dear All,
> Does anybody know whether Chakravarty, or any of its spelling and
> pronunciation variants, is ever used as a name by brahmins?
> Hans Henrich Hock

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