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Brahmins In India
Snapshot of a community: population per state - the rich, the poor and the educated...
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south indian brahmins
Brahmins here are too few, too middle class to be a political force
Sugata Srinivasaraju
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Despite some inroads, the bureaucracy is still Brahmin-heavy
Anuradha Raman
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Poverty knows no caste. Many Brahmins eke out a living cleaning toilets, pulling rickshaws.
Anuradha Raman
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After years in a limbo, the Brahmins have found a political voice. And every party is eager to hear it.
Saba Naqvi

Snapshots

Total Population:
5.6 crore
Poor Brahmins:
13%
Rich:
19%
Literacy levels above the age of 18:
84%
Graduates:
39%
Brahmin chief justices between 1950 to 2000:
47%
Associate justices between 1950-2000:
40% 

State Percentages


Down in the Cow-belt

Falling percentage of Brahmin MPs elected in the Hindi belt

1984: 19.91%
1989: 12.44%
1998: 12.44%
1999: 11.3%
2007: The present Lok Sabha has only 50 Brahmin MPs nationwide. That's 9.17 per cent of the total strength of the House.

Today's Brahmin Politicians

COMMENTS PRINT
south indian brahmins
Brahmins here are too few, too middle class to be a political force
Sugata Srinivasaraju
cover story
Despite some inroads, the bureaucracy is still Brahmin-heavy
Anuradha Raman
cover story
Poverty knows no caste. Many Brahmins eke out a living cleaning toilets, pulling rickshaws.
Anuradha Raman
cover story: brahmins
After years in a limbo, the Brahmins have found a political voice. And every party is eager to hear it.
Saba Naqvi
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