Uddalaka appears first among the group of eight Kuru-Pancala brahmins
who were defeated by Yajnavalkya.
Such an experiment, albeit on a micro- scale, was successfully carried out by Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP) supremo Mayawati in the 2007 Assembly elections when scheduled caste and the Brahmin
voters united behind her.
I saw a nice place at Guria Ghat here and the Brahmins
at Guria Ghat gave me this land free of cost.
and Rajputs form nine and six per cent votes, respectively, in the constituency.
So we are supporting him in the Lok Sabha elections," said Raman Shankar Pandya, a Kherawal Brahmin
from north- west Gujarat, who lives in the Ramghat area of Varanasi.
But even if Sanskrit had been a "brahmin
monopoly," then why would it have been a reason for the Virasaivas to emulate the brahmins
, since (according to the author) theirs is an "anti-Brahman a tradition"?
Interestingly, on his part, Modi is reaching out to the Brahmins
of the state.
In the situations I surveyed, in most circumstances of ranking, Sattadas rank below Srivaisnava brahmins
and above all other castes.
Now, the party is even wooing the upper castes Hindus -- Brahmins
-- in the run up to the 2014 general elections.
THE Vasundhara Raje- led Rajasthan government seems to be on the backfoot over Tribal Area Development Minister Nand Lal Meena's casteist remark against two major communities in the state -- Brahmins
Pune has a large percentage of Brahmins
and members of the Maratha community.
But I am here to remind you of history, when poor Brahmins
brought down big empires.