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  • Are Brahmins a Single, Homogenous Group?

    Are Brahmins a Single, Homogenous Group?

    Who is a Hindu? Are Brahmins a single, homogenous group? Published on 25th April, 2021, …

  • Brahmins As Kingmakers

    Brahmins As Kingmakers

    Brahmins as Kingmakers: A glimpse into the political scenario in ancient India. Published on 11th …

  • Who is a Hindu? The Curious Case of Brahmins

    Who is a Hindu? The Curious Case of Brahmins

    Published on 17th February, 2019 in Mumbai Mirror. In Hindu scriptures, killing a Brahmin is deemed the worst of sins. It is called Brahma-hatyapaap. And he who kills a Brahmin is considered the greatest sinner…

  • Why are Brahmin and Kshatriya aspirational for most Hindus and not Vaishya and Shudra?

    Why are Brahmin and Kshatriya aspirational for most Hindus and not Vaishya and Shudra?

    The chatur-varna system or the four-fold division of society was the hallmark of Vedic society. But it is completely theoretical, probably based on “aptitude” rather than “birth” but one is not entirely sure…