[INDOLOGY] query: 18 ;sre.nii jaatis

Patrick Olivelle jpo at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Sun Oct 6 20:25:49 UTC 2013


Even thought these particular castes may not be at the lowest level, a list of 16 such castes listed in a passage from the Garuḍa Purāṇa and cited in the Caturvargacintāmaṇi (Prāyaścitta, p. 38) -- Kane IV: 115 -- take them to be untouchable; they are called Cāṇḍālas living in the village!


On Oct 6, 2013, at 2:14 PM, Ashok Aklujkar wrote:

> I earlier wrote: "The listed business communities could have had distinctive turbans or headdresses.< Another possibility is that all of them or almost all of them customarily wore some kind of turban or head covering (not necessarily a distinctive one for each of them).
> The people mentioned are only *relatively* hiina or 'lower, inferior' They are not in the lowest stratum.Having a headdress could have served to distinguish them.
> It is very common in the listed communities even today in India  to have a cap or turban on the head. 
> a.a.
> _______________________________________________
> INDOLOGY mailing list
> INDOLOGY at list.indology.info
> http://listinfo.indology.info

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list