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Title: Thiyyas Versus the Ezhavas : Online Writings  
Author: Ved from Victoria Institutions
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Social Sciences, South Indian caste
Collections: Sociology, Quality Management, Critical Thinking, Logic, Authors Community, Leadership, Social Sciences, Religion, Fine Arts, Literature, Language
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Publisher: Victoria Institutions
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Victoria Institutions, V. F. (n.d.). Thiyyas Versus the Ezhavas : Online Writings. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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Postings on Wikipedia Ezhava Page I had done some postings on the Wikipedia Ezhava Talk Page, I did it without much deliberation, first. This first post generated a lot of retorts and reactions. This compelled me to give more answers. There were a lot acrimonious reactions to this. Many of my posts were simply deleted, or vandalised with someone posting obnoxious sentences into it. Moreover, since there was a lot of manipulation going on in my writings, with some of the alterations verging on dangerous provocative themes, I felt that there is need to maintain the integrity of my writings. So I am keeping a parallel copy of my posts in the Wikepedia Ezhava Talk Page here. So that anyone who desires to understand the continuity and logical progression of the themes, can come here and get the full gist. No other persons posts in the Wikipedia Ezhava Talk Page will be copied or posted here. In all posts, proper links to the Wikepedia Talk Page shall be given, for the interested reader to understand the context of the writings. It may be mentioned in passing that I do not have any caste feelings. I do not vouch for the on-going caste based reservations being doled out to the various groups, each competing on claims of antique inferiority. The need of the hour is to appreciate quality, and not mediocrity. Caste has no meaning. Nor does religion. The quality improvement that the English East India Company bestowed to a minute section of the native population has not be replicated by any endeavour of the Indian leader. See this link for an example. As to the claims of 'caste' defining human quality, it is nonsense. The lower castes, Ezhava, Paraya, Pulaya etc., who converted into Christianity in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom, under the patronage of the London Missionary Society later relocated themselves to the Malabar forest region, where they took over the forest lands, in the lawlessness allowed after the departure of the British rule. These persons do not currently exhibit any signs of low caste demeanour. In fact, many of them currently do have superior caste attributes. In the Valluvanaad region, currently called Malappuram district, the southern Thiyyas converted to Muslims, and created a version Mappillas, with possible differences from the Mappillas of north Malabar (Arab blood mix). None of them carry lower caste identification, either anthropologically or by demeanour, other than what the feudal local vernacular enforces.

 

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