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An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!

Chapter Nine

Word-codes that can deliver hammer blows

Before moving into the history of this peninsular region, let me give a small hint of the hammering power of word-codes delivered when they assault the people.

In the illustrative example given earlier, I had mentioned the social suppression affected when a menial servant in the household of an IAS officer addresses a social senior with a Nee, and refers to him or her with an Avan (Oan) or Aval (Oal). That was just an example.

Speaking in a comparative manner, the Brahman class of the yesteryears can be compared to the higher positions among the current-day government employees. In the same manner, the Nairs of the Malabar and Travancore areas of those times could be compared with the police constables of India. The people who live around them would have to extend obsequious ‘respect’ to them. Beyond that, these Nairs/constables can beat up people and use abusive words on them. They can address the common person with a Nee (Inhi) and use lower grade words of reference such as Avan (Oan), Aval (Oal), Avattakal (Ittingal) etc. They can address or call them with mere name.

Among the Brahmins themselves, there are many levels. There are even groups who are assigned the duty of sweeping the temple and temple yard. In a similar manner, there many levels of employment in the government service also.

As one goes down in the caste-based hierarchy, the hammering power of the degrading words Nee, Eda, Edi, Avan, Aval, Avattakal (In Malabari, the corresponding words are: Inhi, Oan, Oal, Ittingal) is increased manifold in accordance with the number of layers of caste above. The more lower the affected caste, the more number of castes are above. So the hammering power will be more.

At the lower most locations, the word-codes will acquire a terrific hammering power.

It might be possible to see the effect of the hammering on the facial expression and body structure of the person who has been thus hammered.

0. Book profile

1. The introduction

2. Subjective or objective?

3. The personal deficiencies

4. Desperately seeking pre-eminence

5. Feudal languages and planar languages

6. History and language codes

7. The influence and affect on human beings

8. Malabari and Malayalam

9. Word-codes that deliver hammer blows

10. On being hammered by words!

11. What the Negroes experienced

12. Who should be kept at a distance?

13. Word codes which induce mental imbalance

14. Codes of false demeanours

15. Self-esteem and the urge to usurp

16. Urge to place people in suppression

17. The mental codes of ‘Upstartedness’

18. Codes of rough retorts!

19. The diffused personality

20. The spreading of the substandard

21. How the top layer got soiled

22. Government workers and ordinary workers

23. How the pulling down is done

24. The antipathy for English

25. Quality depreciation in pristine-English

26. Dull and indifferent quality of English

27. Unacceptable efficiency and competence

28. Subservience and stature enhancement

29. Codes of crushing and mutilation

30. The essentialness of a servile subordinate

31. The repository of negativity!

32. The craving for ‘respect’

33. The structure of the Constitution of India

34. The situation in Britain

35. The rights of a citizen of India

36. When rights get translated

37. Three different levels of citizenship!

38. How the mysterious codes get disabled!

39. The craving and the urge to achieve

40. A Constitution in sync with native-culture

41. A people-uprising in the history

42. The new ‘higher caste persons’

43. When the nation surrenders

44. The nonsense in academic textbooks

45. The bloody fool George Washington

46. The wider aims of English education

47. Administration in Malayalam

48. Who should ‘respect’ whom?

49. When antique traditions come back

50. The competition among the oppressed

51. The terror of a lower becoming a higher!

52. The battering power of language codes

53. Verbal sounds which create cataclysm

54. The demise of the power of small despots

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