“Indian Culture”

I have like nothing to say as such, these are times when my  blood begins to boil. I’m thinking of the minds who made such inhuman suggestions, implemented them, then debated over them! Sick. Aaaagrrrrgh

However, one thought that puzzles me comes from reading the comments on the post. Almost everybody seems to have read about the breast tax a few months ago. I’m wondering what did happen a few months ago that it was written about, yet again. The burkini law triggered this article at hand! However, this information has been part of history, regional Kerala-erstwhile Travancore history so to speak. (I haven’t studied Kerala History either as part of any discipline in spite of being from the state)

I think as bloggers, and “so called Indians” we should be more careful and conscious about what we say about Indian culture. Accept it in its entirety with its dirty flaws and not be selective about just the rosy and comfortable parts.

 

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6 thoughts on ““Indian Culture””

  1. Never heard of this thing. Shook me to the core. Such thing only reinstates the base for the hatred and despicability the lower castes have for so-called superior castes. Who on earth even gave them the license to call them superior anyway?
    Just the other day I read about a person working towards abolition of a practice where dalits had to clean human excrements with their own hands. What kind of humans can expect other humans to do such a thing?
    I had a friend in school who wouldn’t even sit next to a dalit girl in our class during recess and would ask me to do the same. Just to get back at her I not only sat with her but shared tiffins with her too. It was a small thing, but I think the change has to come from within. Castes aside, let people be humans first.

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    1. it is abhorrent to say the least. What we can do is, not to practice it, and teach our children not to practice it either. Half of the time I don’t know what castes people belong to, does it really matter? people, castes don’t. This business of purity and pollution!!

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      1. Yes. Castes are divides created by us in the first place. Who knows why what and who thought he was qualified enough to draw lines between people.
        Ofcourse we need to teach our kids that such practices cannot be supported at any cost.

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        1. Here in this case, it is caste and gender. Both are divides. As a race we need to begin to not just question but own up what has happened, what is happening wrt say, caste, gender.. and accept it and then begin to change. The problem is it is so comfortable that changing it is not even a question for most!

          so our own children, or students, become that vehicle.. again one needs to be careful as to what is being imparted!

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    2. Reading your comment, I personally feel that caste feelings have been deeply ingrained in you. Because, all I see is the caste feeling. There isnt any love or friendship in what you did with your so called dalit friend. (May be you could have showed for I was not there to witness it but judging by the way you shared it here, if you loved and considered the person you wouldn’t have used the words you used). You wanted to let us know you’re better but what it made us think is that you are worse than your friend or equally worse and not better. you saw the caste of the person not the personality of the person. In effect, you wanted to show that you as a better person like a person from upper caste sat and shared food with someone from the lower caste.

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