However funny it may look all castes in the Vedic system are inferior to Brahmana and the so called inferior castes instead of demolishing the caste system strengthen the very system that makes them inferior. It happens only in India! Every caste finds another caste that they think is inferior and that makes them happy. MN Srinivas identified a trend among castes to imitate Brahmins which he termed1 as Sanskritisation. Sanskritisation is a continuing process even today.
In the courts of law
Dr. Ambedkar brought out into light some funny cases2 of castes in the courts of law in his book “Who were the Shudras?” The first case before Privy Council, 1837 refers to, “whether at the relevant time there were in India any Kshatriyas?” The Privy Council held that the Kshatriyas still existed in India. The second case Dr Ambedkar refers dealt the question, “whether the kayasthas of Bihar were Kshatriyas or Shudras?” The high court decided that they were Shudras. ……………….
Denial of reservations to Non Hindu Dalits is non secular and as such is to be taken as violation of human rights.
Another case of interest is about the question, “who were the original Brahmins?” The case was between Viswa Brahmins [also known as Poursheya Brahmins] and Arsheya Brahmins. The court is reported to have delivered3 judgement [case no 205, Chitoor District Court, 15/12/1818] in favour of Viswa Brahmins based on the Gotras of the Brahmins. But none of these cases questioned the validity of social classification of Rig Veda which is a conspiracy against the Native Indians.
Viswa Brahmins claim an ancestry as old as 4000 BC the period of development of metallurgy during Harappan civilization. True even today viswa Brahmins are well versed in metal and wood working. Agaria tribes consider fire as Agyasura and metal as Lohasura indicating that metallurgy in ancient India was related to Asura clans who had priest kings. Asuras are early Gods in Vedas.
Thus Viswa Brahmins may be pre Vedic priest kings Native to India. This leads to the idea that some sort of social classes existed prior to Purusha Sukta of Rig Veda so although those social classes might not be very rigid as indicated by the facts that Vasishta marrying Arundhati, Vishrava marrying Kikesi, Parashar marrying Matsya Gandhi [known as Satyavati], Vidyapati marrying Lalita and so on. Indeed trend of these marriages are in line with the genetic studies4 of Bamshad. These women are not ordinary women but are daughters of tribal chiefs the royal people of their times. These are examples of Aryanisation of Native Indians by gene transfer by capturing women of powerful native clans in marriage.
Caste and Religion
The genetic makeup of Indians shows5 that we are a mixed people genetically. Sometime later castes were made rigid by creating treatises/ texts such as Manu Smriti that ties up caste to religion to the advantage of Arsheya Brahmins who might have replaced Pourshya Brahmins during Aryanisation6, 7 of Hindu Society. It is a matter of observation that each caste acts as an independent, exclusive social group as if caste itself is a religion. Cultural practices and beliefs are transmitted from generation to generation. And surely caste is not only the opium8 but also is obsessional neurosis9. The rigidity of caste system is further enhanced due to endogamy.
Marx on India
The Aryan Hinduism makes the castes so rigid that the necessary freedom essential for self development is nil or too low. Marx wrote10, “we must not forget that this undignified, stagnatory, and vegetative life, that this passive sort of existence evoked on the other part, in contradistinction, wild, aimless, unbounded forces of destruction, and rendered murder itself a religious rite in Hindustan. We must not forget that these little communities were contaminated by distinctions of caste and by slavery, that they subjugated man to external instead of elevating man to be the sovereign of circumstances, that they transformed a self developing social state into never changing natural destiny, and thus brought about a brutalising worship of nature, exhibiting its degradation in the fact that man, the sovereign of nature, fell down on his knees in adoration of Hanuman, the monkey and Sabbala the cow”. Marx further wrote about India, “India then could not escape the fate of being conquered, and the whole of her history is if it be anything is the history of the successive conquests she has under gone. Indian society has no history at all, at least no known history. What we call its history is but the history of the successive intruders who founded their empires on the passive basis of that unresisting and unchanging society”. Marx notes, “Arabs, Turks, Tartars, Moguls, who had successively overrun India, soon became Hinduized, the barbarian conquerors being by an eternal law of history conquered themselves by the superior civilization of their subjects. The British were the first conquerors superiors, and therefore inaccessible to Hindu civilisation”.
Schizophrenia of Hinduism
We need to pay attention to the observation of Marx about Hinduisation of invaders of India. Marx probably is not aware of migration of East Europeans, Iranians into India and the resultant Indo Aryan and Indo Iranian religious practices which are sanskritized versions of Native Indian religious practices for example Potu Raju transforming into Pashu Pati and Siva. Even today Poleramma, Yellamma and Potu Raju in the Southern India and Awadi Mata and Hinglaz Mata in the Northern India are still the unsanskritised deities. On the one hand we worship Adi Shakti / Poleramma and on the other hand some of our people still support the heinous crime of Sati.
Annihilation of Caste
Dr. Ambedkar after failing to convince Aryan Hindus for equal status of Dalits in Hinduism realised that the real solution for annihilation of caste is abandoning Aryan Hinduism in favour of other religions. He chooses Buddhism which in strict sense is not a God believing religion. During the same period Dravidians belonging to Shudra communities of Tamil Nadu initiated de-Aryanisation of Hindu Practices. These movements indeed empowered Dalits and Shudra communities to a great extent but castes remained un-dissolved rather they became more rigid as can be seen from the recent unabated disputes between the Dalit communities Madiga and Mala of Andhra Pradesh.
Caste based reservations
Achievement of caste based reservations for Dalits, Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Sudra communities) as a matter of constitutional right is due to Dr. BR Amberkar. Despite huge resistance to avoid the implementation by Aryan Hindus, the reservation schemes are of moderate success. Even now there is resistance in the premier institutes like Indian Institute of Technologies and Indian Institute Managements on flimsy grounds. The private sector is yet to wake up. Through a kinked logic the reservations are restricted to Hindus there by curtailing the religious freedom of Dalits, Tribes and other back ward classes. This means that a Hindu Dalit suddenly becomes forward the moment he converts to say Christianity or a Christian Dalit suddenly becomes backward if he converts back Hinduism! This happens only in India! This is the legal position however idiotic it may look and justice is delivered based on this legality.
It is an undisputable truth that the reservations greatly and unimaginably enhanced the socio economic status of a small section of Dalits, Tribes and OB Castes. This section because of their higher socio economic status repeatedly takes advantage of the reservations there by depriving the rural Dalits, Tribes and OBCs at lower socio economic layers. This demands classification of weaker sections into A (advanced) and B (backward) groups with a pre determined percent to A group that is proportionate to its strength among that particular community.
Entropy and Social Engineering
Caste as we can see is highly intoxicating and shows narcotic effect on the society there by numbing the free will of the society. Caste is entropic [disintegrating/ disordering] to Indian society that blocked self development as observed by Marx. No nation can be built on the basis of caste as noted by Ambedkar. A progressive India is one that is casteless. India can overcome its social entropy only through social engineering. Social Engineering that aims at  de Aryanising Hindus,  de Sanskritisation of social functions such as marriages using local languages,  de castefication of priesthood in Hindu temples opening priesthood to all castes,  secularising the caste based reservations,  encouraging inter caste marriages. Self development is impossible unless there is a conscious effort to over come the social entropy. Social consciousness needs to be built in the psych of Indians right from the elementary education so that each individual under goes something like kenosis to increase the free will.
Let the Truth be told
What is the truth that all Indians should know? Let it be known to all what the genetic studies tell about the genetic makeup of Indians. The genetic studies tell that all Indians are genetically similar and descended from two founder groups one from Middle East, Central Asia and the other the Natives of India. All castes have this ancestry. If the endogamy followed by castes is true then according to Reich11, “There will be a lot of recessive diseases in India that will be different in each population and that can be searched for and mapped genetically”. But the expected recessive diseases are absent at the levels expected. This only means that the endogamy of castes is false in that some sort of gene mix up is taking place officially or unofficially. And interestingly the mix up is not unidirectional! More clearly Indian castes are based on pseudo endogamy!
Ancient North Indian [read Middle East, Central Asia and European or Aryan] ancestry [genetic mix up shown in the brackets as rounded off per cent] of various castes are Mala (38.8), Madiga (40.6), Chenchu (40.7), Bhil (42.9), Satnami (43.0), Kurumba (43.2), Kamsali (44.5), Vysya (46.2), Lodi (49.9), Naidu (50.1), Tharu (51.0), Velama (54.7), Srivastava (56.4), Meghwal (60.3), Vaish (62.6), Kashmir Pandit (70.6), Sindhi (73.7), Pathan (76.9). Interestingly Mala/ Madiga the Dravidian Speaking castes are at the one end of the genetic caste scale while Sindhi/ Pathan are at the other end. Indo Euopean speaking Kashmir Pandits and Vaish castes are in the middle. The Vaish are genetically almost similar to Meghwals!
Nanda Bhai, 25 belonging to Bhil Tribe of Maharastra was beaten, kicked, s tripped and then was paraded naked on the village roads over an alleged illicit relationship with a man from the so called upper caste. The culprits were convicted by the additional sessions judge of Ahmednagar under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes [ Prevention of Atrocities] Act, 1989. But the High Court acquitted them of charges under SC/ST act while confirming the conviction under IPC provisions. The Supreme Court Judges Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra delivered 12 a judgment [on 5/1/2011 [Criminal Appeal No. 11 of 2011 arising out of Special Leave Petition No. 10367 of 2010 in Kailas & others versus State of Maharastra TR Taluka P.S.] that recognizes Bhil Tribes as one of the original inhabitants of India. They further observed that Munda, Toda, Onge, Zarava, Gonds, Santhals and Bhils as the original inhabitants of India who are Pre Dravidian and 92 per cent of people living in India are descendants of immigrants [though more research is required]. The Judgment says that these Tribes be respected for they normally do not cheat, tell lies or commit other misdeeds unlike Non Tribes of India. If the Indian Tribes are Pre Dravidian or Ancient Dravidians indeed needs to be seen from the genetic studies on Indian Population.
All the Aryan mythologies and their Gods are mere imitations of Native Indian tribal/Dalit practices or sourced from Native Indians and modified to suit Aryanisation. Sanskrit is just an ancient version of Hinglish and there is nothing sacred about it. Aryans if at all they exist today are just like Anglo Indians, Mappilas, Parsees and Jews of India.
What is to be done?
First all Indians need to be educated about their genetic origins which obviously will prove futility of caste system. Second the temples need to be freed from the clutches of castes making priesthood secular that is persons of all castes have equal opportunity to become priests of Temples and Heads of Shankara Matts. All the Aryanised temples of Dalits, Tribes, Jains and Buddhists may be returned to them honestly.
Third there should be conscious efforts from the Governments both state and central to encourage inter caste marriages. They are already happening but without the protection of the society / Government.
1. Srinivas, M. N, Caste in Modern India: And other essays Asia Publishing House, Bombay, 1962.
2. Ambedkar, BR, Who were the Shudras?, Thackers, Bombay, 1970.
3. Swarna Vachaspati, Brahmavamsa Charitra, published by Kannekanti Rajamallachari, Dachepalli, 2005.
9. Sigmund Freud, An autobiographical study, L&V Woolf, London, 1935.
10. Marx, K and Engels, F, The First Indian War of Independence 1857-1859, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1978.
12. The Hindu, Wednesday, 12/1/2011, City Edition of Vizag.