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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!

42. The new ‘higher caste persons’

The social and cultural traditions and heritage of the South Asian subcontinent would be the same as the non-formal cultures of the new nations of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh (even though, there can be wide variation even inside each nation).

For a brief period, the natural egalitarian culture of English would have existed as a sort of formal culture in some locations. For instance, in Malabar in the south of India, which had been under the English rule, the officialdom would have followed many of the English conventions in the bureaucratic procedures for some time. However, in the independent kingdom of Travancore, there was no experience of any such traditions in the officialdom.

From now onwards, the nation is slowly edging towards the native-land culture. The dusky ominous shadow of the emerging culture and conventions are slowly spreading throughout the nation.

There are many levels inside the Brahmin caste. On the very top are the Brahmin thamburans, who have the divine right to conduct or lead the ecclesiastical functions and ceremonies (pooja, homam &c.). They can be compared to the IAS, IPS royalty ranks of the current-day Indian bureaucratic apparatus.

Below them, could be the Nambhoothiripad, and the groups who are mentioned as ‘special’ (Vishistar), the Bhattathirpad and such. Then comes the ordinary (saamaanya) Brahmins. Below them comes the Nambi and such. Below them, the Shanthikkaar (temple priests), generally known as the Embraan. Then the Namboori (Sapagrasthan). At the very bottom are the Papista Brahmins.

(Please note that the above-given list and definitions may not be fully authentic).

If these Brahmin levels can be compared with the current-day bureaucratic levels, the Sub-Inspector of Police level can be compared to that of the lowermost Brahmin level. The top-most Brahmin levels can then be said to be equivalent to the IAS, IPS levels.

Those who come below them, i.e. the Ambalavasis, Unni, Nambishan, Pisharadi, Variyar, Chakkiyaar, Nambiyaar and such can be compared with the officials who are between the Sub-Inspector and Constable. That is, the ASI and the Head Constable.

The Nairs who come as a sort of executive wing of the above-mentioned castes, can be compared with the Constables.

It was the Nairs who had the direct command over the lower castes. They could use both verbal as well as physical power over them.

Now, a descriptive mention has to be made about the current-day ordinary citizens who can be compared with the lower-castes.

This shall be done in the next post

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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