Talk:Brahmin

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Brahmins: Please re-write article in realistic manner (not philosophical)[edit]

As per Dorothy M. Figueira, brahmins exploited lower classes. In fact he says upto the extent that "Vedas express nothing but brahmin greed". (http://books.google.co.in/books?id=AqRKPpKzyKwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=brahmin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SvCuU6LgLMOMuATgnoKAAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=brahmin&f=false)

Reference: Aryans, Jews, Brahmins: Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity. By Dorothy M. Figueira. SUNY press.

Please "brahmins" dont take me wrong. But, it is no myth that, higher castes have always exploited lower classes. From denying shudras entry to temples, to taking money from all other communities for rituals (which has no meaning say Ashwamegh yagya.)

Brahmins were no way Godly people as explained in the article. I request Editors to make the article more realistic than philosophical. Also, one should write article in the third person form. (like "they say earth is flat" and "earth is flat" has entirely two meanings, so please improve the article.

We have to understand, most of the divine things are myths and they should be depicted as such.

Some obvious things[edit]

This article should address some of the basic things that articles like Sikh cover. Like how do observant Brahmins look? What do they dress like? I've heard for example that male Brahmins grow out their hair long like Sikhs and wear some kind of thread on their body. What does the typical female Brahmin look like? Somebody who knows these things should add them so that the philosophical stuff that has been covered to an undue extent can then be cleaned up. --107.167.103.222 (talk) 10:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Provided that we do not stereotype, of course. My suspicion is that, aside from basics such as the sacred thread, there may well be little commonality. - Sitush (talk) 05:30, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
The thread (janeyu) is not specific to Brahmins and a lot of other castes also wear it. A long time ago before Muslim invasion, Brahmins were simply people who pursued education, ran universities and maintained libraries. They may or may not have been philosophers - which was dominated by sadhus ans ascetics. In such times Brahmins have been described as people who were bald with single braid/choti, wearing minimalistic (looking kind of like Gandhi). No such stereotype exists now, though some orthodox Brahmins may frown upon rest of them for not following the tradition.--115.113.118.50 (talk) 10:52, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Bhumihar claims of Brahmin status[edit]

Please do not insert content relating to the Bhumihar in this article. They are not Brahmins, except in their own heads. This has been discussed time and again across countless Wikipedia articles, including at Talk:Bhumihar itself. Repeated reinstatement of inaccurate material and defiance of our attitude towards consensus on Wikipedia constitutes disruptive editing. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 05:29, 10 June 2015 (UTC)


Response to the editor (Naved2015)[edit]

It’s very much clear from the editing that the person (i.e., Naved2015) -

(1) either does not have any idea about the subject. Nor does he seem to put any efforts to acquire information about the subject from any authentic reference source, or
(2) has tried to distort the concerned pages just out of his/ her prejudices or disgruntlement against the subject, or
(3) has made an attempt knowingly or unknowingly to warp the image of the subject community at the behest of someone else.

Since there is no credible indication of importance I, therefore, would undo the editing done by Naved2015.

Lomasha (talk) 07:50, 27 July 2015 (UTC)


Hussaini Brahmin[edit]

I intend to include a section about Hussaini Brahmins. Before I start my work, I ask for help and would reconsider my intention if reservations from either side are placed on this talk page. Thanks. Nannadeem (talk) 21:26, 5 August 2015 (UTC)