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Amitabh Bachchan: 'Caste, Indian'

Amitabh Bachchan in his blog:

From the morning a consensus on the census. Officials from the BMC, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, troop into Prateeksha to detail in on information, that shall for the first time in India develop for every citizen the UID - a unique identity card. All kinds of information is sought name, place, age, dependents, place of birth, house, residence years and on …. I wait for them to come to the crucial controversial one … caste. They don’t. Wary of the sensitivity that this has raised recently by politicians, they keep away from it. They reason that they would wait for some government decision on this. I tell them irrespective of what the system decides, my answer is ready - caste, Indian. My Father never believed in caste and neither do any of us. He married a Sikh, I married a Bengali, my brother a Sindhi, my daughter a Punjabi, my son a Mangalorean … in his autobiography he had expressed that future generations of his family should marry into different parts of the country. So far that tradition has been kept alive !!

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