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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 Twelve

Who should be kept at a distance?

There are some other things that might need to be mentioned from the earlier hinted story of James Scurry.

And that is about ‘ayitham’, or caste-based repulsion.

In the earlier days, the Nairs used to exhibit very obvious ‘respect’ to the Brahmins. If the Nairs refuse to extend this ‘respect’ to the Brahmins, it would be a major cause for consternation for the Brahmins.

It would be like the Indian police constables addressing the IPS officers with a ‘Nee’ (lowest form of YOU) and referring to them as ‘Avan’ / ‘Aval’ (lowest form of Him/Her).

Such Nairs would be disliked and seen as repulsive elements. They are not fit for being allowed to come near.

However, in the ordinary course of events, the Nairs would not dare to do this. For, if they dare to do this, it would be like placing an axe on the very same social structure which gives them superiority over a lot of other castes.

At the same time, the populations who are in the lower strata would have no interest in upholding a social design wherein they are low. They would definitely refuse to extend ‘respect’ the moment they get a leeway to get away with it.

The codes of feudal languages insist that such impertinent lower castes should be kept at a distance. Moreover, they should be physically and mentally drained, continually.

Another item for noting is that there is no word corresponding to the concept of ‘respect’ found in feudal languages, in pristine-English. The word ‘Respect’ found in English has very little area of correspondence in the concept of ‘respect’ encoded in feudal languages. The ‘respect’ found in feudal languages is something that needs to be compulsorily extracted from another person by means of terrorising, intimidation, exhibition of physical prowess, enforcing subservience and such other sinister means.

The concept of ‘Respect’ found in English is just a very simple and soft feeling that arrives in the mind due to seeing something good and admirable in another person or institution. It might be subtle and restrained, and also even divine in its softness.

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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