I really don’t care about a person’s caste. Most of us – you and me, young people who use internet to read and write blogs don’t care about a person’s caste. We are fans of hindu marrying muslims like Shahrukh Khans or muslim marrying hindus like Hrithik Roshans. But when it comes to ourselves, we so easily give in to our dogmatic parents and their caste-gripped wishes. I so wish that this caste system goes away – and in my time. I don’t know about others but I am going to do something about it in my own way. I have decided today that if and when I marry a girl, she won’t be from my caste. It’s as simple as that. Any non-brahmin would do or better still – a muslim.
I already know I will have a tough time explaining this decision to my parents. If they don’t agree, I will probably never get married, that’s fine – I anyway don’t plan to get married because I don’t see why would anyone marry me when I don’t plan to give birth to a child! Yeah, you read it correct and I say so not because I am impotent but because I find it illogical to reproduce when there motherless babies struggling to survive everywhere. At the same time, every time I think of adopting kids, I realize that I do need a partner who can raise them. So may be, if I find someone like that – a good looking girl who is fit and who runs and who doesn’t want to reproduce and who is as crazy for an inter-caste marriage as I am, I might marry. Anyone would marry such a girl – won’t he? 🙂
I think the age has come when we should promote inter-caste marriages, marriages between hindus and muslims, south Indians and north Indians, and all sorts of different people. Imagine the variety of minds that would breed then (assuming others shall indeed give birth to children, unlike me :P) , the kind of mix the new generation will have! And imagine how difficult it would become for our politicians to communalize the society, to instigate riots. Of course people like Raj Thackery would pick up other ways to divide people – if not on caste, then on state (as he has been doing since quite some time) and if not on state then on something else. Thus, I don’t think that even the complete abolition of the caste system is really going to help citizens from being divided. It however would definitely take us one step forwardÂ towards being a stronger and a united nation – one India.