alphabet and caste
- Dear All,
In our discussions of the origins of the Indian alphabet and the
phological knowledge it embodies, I wonder if it might be useful to
ponder the fact that the letters are called __varn.a__ ("color")?
I was prompted to think of this by the recent discussions of caste on
this List, since caste is also called __varn.a__.
What do the letters of the alphabet and caste share that they both
should be styled __varn.a__?