Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 October 2014
News updated at 10:37 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Casteism more in urban areas, opines U R Ananthmurthy

Udupi: Nov 26, 2012 DH News Service

Jnanpith awardee and veteran litterateur Dr U R Ananthmurthy called upon people to remain context free in the process of setting up caste free society in India.

Delivering a talk on ‘Is there any possibilities of living outside caste system in India,’ the veteran writer opined that there is a need to create class society to move away from caste society. A person should go beyond historical context to dawn the civilisation without caste. Each civilization emerged out following unkindly empirical concepts.

There was an emergence of sacrifice in the dawn of each development civilization. Similarly low class men are inevitable for agriculture society. He added that there is a need to come out of context and think about fellow living beings.

Asserting that there is less casteism followed in rural areas, the Jnanpith awardee said that, in villages all religions are as simple as caste and people feel that each one of them follow their caste and the essentialities of religion has not invaded deep into villagers thoughts. “However the scenario is different in urban area.

Caste has become organisational. Everyone should go for caste-free society that sustains plurality. Generally the existence of castism is closely associated and synonymous with plurality in India and also which has become the source of exploitation,” he said. However, criticising others for following their caste ethics does not make one a radical thinker nor he can be proponent of caste free ideologies, he added.


Quoting Ram Manohar Lohia, Ananthmurthy said that if conflicts in class interests increases, one can come out of caste system.

Hence it is essential for one to remain within the perimeters of caste and think of the possibilities of creating class society devoid of castes. He added that awareness on class will help to decrease the intensity of casteism.

He also said that the person who loves God will certainly try giving up all caste ethics, citing the examples of Akkamahadevi and Basavanna. He stressed that universal education system should be given in all schools.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523