As I read the news about Pranay’s murder by the casteist family, I ask myself – how many more deaths will it take for Indians to understand the evil that is the caste system? I sit pondering over this and like many others, I am pretty convinced that the caste system is quite well understood only by those in the upper part of this hierarchy. The ones at the lower end, the so-called ‘lower castes’ suffer as they fail to grapple why they are at the bottom of this system. Is it truly the profession that places them in the lowest end of this hierarchy? Or is it just an excuse for the upper caste to demean the ones they think are low-born? How does a lower caste ‘pariah’ deal with this? . . . Read the full article on FII, link in bio.