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Caste An European Phenomenon

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<!--QuoteBegin-dhu+Dec 9 2007, 04:38 PM-->QUOTE(dhu @ Dec 9 2007, 04:38 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->http://www.britishempire.co.uk/article/castesystem.htm

Within this statement is hidden a need for India's history to be like that of England. Further, there is a need to equate the original inhabitants with the same qualities as were believed to be in the conquered groups within England. By doing this, Beverley legitimates Britain's present position within Britain in the same way as the British justified their dominance over various ethnic groups within the British Isles. This allows the vision of the great march of progress, led naturally enough by the British.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->That reminds me of something.
Haven't read Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe", but I've watched a BBC (ITV?) short series of it made in the 90s. The following is dialogue from the programme. It's a conversation between Friar Tuck and a disguised King Richard (a Norman) who has returned back to England after his crusade in the ME. He's hungry and has just paid a testy Friar Tuck for some food. Tuck shows him a stash of venison. Venison was deer - considered the <i>King's</i> deer ("King's Venison"). It belonged to the King for his hunting and eating pleasure. Any poaching was an instant hanging offence.

The dialogue to follow, I found informative on Norman-Saxon relations/divide/hostilities.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><i>King Richard</i> (back in England, in disguise, hungry, paid Friar Tuck for food and is shown some venison): Venison?
<i>Friar Tuck:</i> Now you've seen it, you're as guilty as me. We'll both hang if you tell.
So, no more questions. Eat the King's Venison. Thank the good lord for his providence.
<i>Richard:</i> The good lord provides other food than Venison.
<i>Tuck:</i> Aye. But none as tasty.
<i>Richard:</i> Worth hanging for?
<i>Tuck:</i> Listen, virtuous beggar. If I taste anything a Norman wants, I risk hanging.
If I farm land a Norman wants to farm, I risk hanging.
If a Norman steps in my shadow when he wants to walk in sunlight, I risk hanging.
So if I'm going to hang, it will be with a full belly. And sod the lot of them.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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