Iyothee Tass, Hero of Tamil Buddhism

All nations have their social problems; inequality between the sexes, economic disparity, class divisions, and racial discrimination, in some developed countries a serious drug addiction problem, and so on. But India amongst the great nations has one social problem that is both a major and a seemingly intractable one, and that is the problem of caste. Seventy years after “awaking to light and freedom”, to use Nehru’s memorable words, and despite legislation meant to eradicate it, the indignity of caste continues to blight the lives of millions of Indians.



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