Caste and Body

Body as the symbol of caste, body as carrying caste.

Is it body that identifies the caste or is it caste that identifies the body?

Is it body that tells about a particular caste or is it caste that tells about a particular body?

Does the caste or body take precedence?

Can the body escape from the caste?

Is caste something that is attached to the body? Or, is it body that is attached to the caste?

Well, what people wear, the moustache they groom tell things about their respective caste.

When you are trying to portray caste and body as one, you are looking at body as having precedence over caste. But it is caste that has precedence over body.

But again, is it not because of one’s caste that people wear differently, they groom their moustaches differently? If there is no caste, can the markers of the body be different and in what way would that be? Is there a practical necessity of the recognition of body? Are these markers essential or accidental?

Is there a confusion?

 

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