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Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 1935 Letters (Concluding Number)




In speaking of the restoration of the grant under NedinhAadayan Parântaka the donor the term actually used is by the Kalabhras ' in the plural.' Therefore the clear meaning that the passage in lines 39-40 seems intended to convey is that the advent of the Kalabhras and the setting up of Kalabhra rule was what actually brought about the resumption of the grant made by the old l'Etndya ruler Pal [...] But the fact that a great famine is referred to immediately followed by the battle of Talai-Alanganarn and then follows the translating of the Mahablarata and then the establishment of the Sangam in series : all these four events follow the erecting of the emblem of the twin-fish the tiger and the bow on the face of the Himalayas. [...] But the time of Achchuta Vikranta is the time of Buddha Ghosa who was the contemporary of the Ceylon king Malianatnan and as such referable to the end of the fourth or the beginning of the fifth century A. D. and therefore earlier than the chiefs of Sendalai and Kodumbaliir so far as we know of them at present. [...] In regard to the other identification that of Achyuta Kalapprtla the Pandit takes him to be distinct from the Achyuta Kalapprtla the father of the Meikanda DOtra the first of the 8aiva Santana Achttryas ; and suggests that the Achyuta Kalapprtla of the literary references quoted is the Achyuta Vikkama (Vikrama) or Achyuta Vikanta of Buddha Datta. [...] In brief the motive principle of the formation of Indian caste is to be sought in the antipathy of the higher race for the lower of the fair-skinned Aryan 2 for the darker Dravidian.2 Risley meets one objection which immediately occurs that while the principle in question may apply to the major groups it fails to account for the vast network of intricate divisions which the caste system now pre



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