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

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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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