Saturday, March 31, 2012

usual hubris


Motilal Nehru Park, Agra. 2011.
It is comical that the format of writing such pieces is still the same and has been well adopted by the freshest set of Kashmiri pundit diaspora. There are the Aryans and there are our esteemed ancestors.

"Kashmiri Brahmans - The usual surnames of the Kashmir Brahmans is Pandit. The following observations in Sir George Campbell's Ethnology of India give an exact description of their ethnology and character :-
 The Kashmiri Brahmans are quite High Aryan in the type of their features, very fair and handsome, with high chiselled features, and no trace of intermixture of the blood of any lower race. ***The Kashmiri Pandits are known all over Northern India as a very clever and energetic race of office-seekers. As a body they excel the same numbers of any other race with whom they come in contact.- Ethnology of India, pp. 57-50.
 The late Mr. Justice Sambhu Nath Pandit of the Bengal High Court was a member of this class. So was also the late Pandit Ayodhya Nath, who was one of the ablest advocates of the Allahabad High Court, and 'also one of the principal leaders of the Congress. Babu Gobind Prasad Pandit, who was one of the pioneers of the coal mining industry of Bengal, was also a Kashmiri. He amassed such wealth by the success of his enterprise, that he became known as one of the richest men in the country in his lifetime, and, after his death, his descendants obtained the title of Maharaja from the Government of India."

~ 'Hindu Castes and Sects. An Exoisition of the origin of the Hindu Caste System and the Bearing of the Sects towards each other and towards other religious Systems' (1896) by Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya.

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