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  • noun Plural form of Brahmin.


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  • Thambraas Muhurtham wants that “all Brahmins should come forward to marry breaking the sects and subsects within Brahmins, particularly Brahmins of Thamizhnadu.”

    Global Voices in English » Caste Based Communities on Orkut Mirror India’s Splintered Society 2009

  • One cultural similarity between Ashkenazis and South Indian Brahmins is that both groups traditionally exalted the scholarly priest.

    Why are South Indians so smart? Steve Sailer 2002

  • Truly, we have forgotten one very essential point in this short article on the Brahmins, which is, that their sacred books are full of contradictions; but the people know nothing of them, and the doctors have solutions ready — senses figured and figurative, allegories, types, express declarations of Birma, Brahma, and

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • The Brahmins were the most considerable of all these pacific nations; their caste, which is so ancient, which is still existing, and compared with which all other institutions are quite recent, is

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • Is it not likely that the Brahmins were the first legislators, the first philosophers, the first divines, of the earth?

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • At the same time there flowed from his mouth the _Vedas_, or sacred books, of which the Brahmins are the sole teachers To their fellow-men, they were to give such parts of these books as they thought best.

    Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. Dr. John Scudder

  • Hence it is found today, as it was found in Portuguese times, that in places where the pressure of the State was unfelt, the Brahmins were the most difficult to convert, and the low-caste and no-caste people the easiest.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability 1840-1916 1913

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes called the Brahmins, is still a reality though it was always a minority and is now a very small minority.

    What I Saw in America 1905

  • Mahrattaland; he had a commanding influence because he was the head of the Brahmins -- the Brahmins were the real power -- and his adopted son, his inborn subtle nature developed by his residence in England, now had great influence over him.

    Caste William Alexander Fraser 1896

  • The most frequent of them is the idea of Brahmins and Dalits coming together to vote for BSP.

    Kafila 2009


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