Meena Kandasamy

(1984 - / Chennai / India)

Becoming A Brahmin - Poem by Meena Kandasamy

Algorithm for converting a Shudra into a Brahmin

Begin.

Step 1: Take a beautiful Shudra girl.
Step 2: Make her marry a Brahmin.
Step 3: Let her give birth to his female child.
Step 4: Let this child marry a Brahmin.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 six times.
Step 6: Display the end product. It is a Brahmin.

End.

Algorithm advocated by Father of the Nation at Tirupur.
Documented by Periyar on 20.09.1947.

Algorithm for converting a Pariah into a Brahmin

Awaiting another Father of the Nation
to produce this algorithm.

(Inconvenience caused due to inadvertent delay
is sincerely regretted.)

[First published in The Little Magazine]


Comments about Becoming A Brahmin by Meena Kandasamy

  • (8/2/2017 3:26:00 AM)


    why convert? Shudra is versatile in the battle of life..His/her hands and limbs are agile and move according to the
    wish of the earth and professions.They are more aligned to the heat, dust of the planet.But poem is beautifully written
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  • Ravindran Govindaraju (2/17/2013 12:11:00 PM)


    I APPRECITE YOUR LATERAL THINKING; A MALE SHUDRA IS ALWAYS A SHUDRA TILL HIS DEATH.

    SUR NAME, SANS NO INDIAN HAS A OWN FACE FOR HIS IDENTITY.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012



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