Namaskar and Nationalism

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Wed May 7 14:27:36 UTC 2003

At the time of my first stay in Pune in 1969-70, a lot of low caste
people used Salaam as a greeting, irrespective of religion (Hindu,
Muslim, or Christian).


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