The Untouchables of India

Andy Armstrong
Sat, 06 Oct 2001 00:29:30 +0100

Tom wrote:
> India seems to have a more formalized system while ours , like many things
> here, is much more open.

As someone who isn't Indian or American that doesn't seem such a clear
cut distinction as it obviously does to you. Class systems exist
everywhere and the extent to which they're overt isn't necessarily
commensurate with the extent to which they're 'open'. When you say
'open' do you mean optional, elective, mutable? To generalise
ludicrously for a moment, class mobility is never as easy as it seems to
those of us who think we don't care about class.

Andy Armstrong, Tagish