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21 February 2010

Core-Centers of Social Discrimination: Indian low-castes were formed to make slaves


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Social discrimination has been one of the worst problems in India since time immemorial. It was there in Indian societies many centuries ago and has been continuing until today. The people in villages are the worst sufferers of social discrimination in the form of castism. All along hundreds of generations.


Centuries ago the village heads and the chiefs of small settlements and tribes in different places discovered casts. Today we blame the higher casts for creating untouchables and discriminating against the lower casts. Nevertheless, this looks absurd theory if you just imagine the days when people were uncivilized and lived the lives of barbarians. How the higher cast did came when there was no civilization, society and humans lived like hordes of animals. In those days there were no casts no societies, no customs and even no definite languages. Everything in the life of humans was under development for turning the wild humans into social animals.

I can imagine the days when the profession of humans was just fighting. Fighting for places to settle, fighting for ownership of female captives and fighting for captive slaves and domesticated animals. Gangs and hoards of friendly people used to capture a place with facilities of water, forest for wood and land for farming. Wars were going on everywhere around. The mighty families declared themselves the rulers those became kings later. These kings used to fight all the time killing other kings and capturing properties and captives of the defeated kings. Humans had not discovered the institution of marriage until then. Everyone except the rulers was captive and slave.

The rulers, kings, and the chiefs of gangs or the village heads turned these captives and slaves into different casts. Just imagine the days when religion was not discovered and humans were not introduced to the entity of the almighty God, how the slaves and captives might have been treated.

Wars were the catastrophes when helpless humans used to run away from one place to another. They used to migrate from one kingdom to another simply to face the worse consequences than being killed in the war. These migrants were kept under captivity away from the people of the kingdom and were subjected to rigorous investigation for ensuring their genuinely.

Once their genuineness was ensured the migrants were allotted jobs to do and were called by the names of their trade. I believe that this might be the way in which the casts were discovered in the beginning of the human civilization. These people their females and children were branded with the trade they did and the name of the trade became the caste.

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So-called Low-cast are in fact or slaves...

The scenario that I visualized in the above paragraphs is the one that might have happened thousands of years back. Yet, the scenario in the Indian villages in interiors of rural and tribal areas is no different from what all is described above. The only difference is that in earlier days the casts were newly discovered whereas in modern days the casts system is practiced in the most inhuman ways.

Today’s village heads have turned into politicians and ruling the rural masses in the guise of democratic setup. They are operating like kings of olden days. The police, army and paramilitary forces have no access to these places and if some policemen happen to be posted there, they also turn to be captives of the village heads.

I would conclude this article with an appeal to the readers and to the government organizations to go to these places and liberate the rural and tribal poor from the shackles of the village heads that are running parallel governments in the far-flung areas.

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- Harish Jharia
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