Monthly Archives: October 2012

The muslim castes in India

Hindus have their own caste system founded on the degree of ritual purity. But indian muslims have also a hierarchical system ( this goes against the koranic teaching of equality), with professions considered as more or less respectable and “pure”. But the muslim hierarchy … Continue reading

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India : Nathuram Godse, murderer of Gandhi

Nathuram Godse, the murderer of the Mahatma Gandhi, was a sensitive man. Born in 1910 in a small town in south India, he was a “chitpawan” brahman ( an high caste in the hindu hierarchical system), a devot hindu educated in a … Continue reading

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India : about schoolkids who walk on fire to overcome their fears

Since decades, hindus have been accused of being cowards…despite of the many acts of bravery of the Rajput clans ( warriors and kings from western India) in the mediaeval times.    Recently, something like 200 schoolkids of a private school in … Continue reading

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India : why “small (business) is beautiful”

The persistence of the small businesses in the Indian subcontinent as well as in Asia is a current phenomenon. It is due to the tradition. In Asia, most of the entrepreneurs are not prepared to manage big sized enterprises because … Continue reading

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The Anglo-indians, a community that is fast disappearing

The Anglo-Indians are one of the many communities of India. They are the descendants of European men who had relations with Indian women when India was under the control of European colonial powers ( Netherlands, France, Portugal and of course Great … Continue reading

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The “Gadaba”, an Indian tribe.

The Gadaba are one of the most primitive tribes of India. They live in the forests of Orissa ( an indian state). Their population is estimated at something like 80.000. Their main source of livelihood is agriculture. Besides it is supplemented … Continue reading

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Christians in South India

The christians represent 2 % of the indian population ( i.e. the third religious community after the hindus and the muslims).  They belong to different churches : catholic, protestant, evangelical and orthodox, each of them being divided in various denominations. 60 % … Continue reading

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