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Jati Toro

Booklet: ‘Jati Toro’ (Do Away with Castes)
Author: Sawmi Devanant Saraswati
Publication: Bahujan Kalyan Prakashan, Lucknow
Edition: 1966
Price: Rs. 10/-
Pages: 67

Institution of caste originated in the Vedas and associated scripture, retained and strengthened for reasons such as purity of blood, genes, and occupational security. Its major objective was receipt of services from the Sudras who, although in a majority, were coerced into passivity. Labour was given the lowest dignity. Brahmans were at the top of the hierarchy, with mindless Kstriyas to protect them and helpless Sudras to serve them- a vicious combination of feudalism, capitalism, and Brahmanism. Charvak, followed by Buddha, first opposed such a system. Around 50 BC Ashvaghosh in his Vajrasuchi vehemently attacked rising the Brahminism. The Arya Samaj and the Marxists attacked it in modern times. The psychology of caste was surreptitiously incorporated into the family system and also among Muslims and Christians. Females are the Sudras in the family. Economic and political equality, cultural unity and equal opportunity are possible in a casteless society only. The Brahminical mode of social division led to the emasculation of patriotic faculties of the majority in the past; hence, the urgency to overthrow it.

 

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