Brahmin

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Brahmin:

see BrahmanBrahman
or Brahmin
. In the Upanishads, Brahman is the name for the ultimate, unchanging reality, composed of pure being and consciousness. Brahman lies behind the apparent multiplicity of the phenomenal world, and is ultimately identical to the atman or inner essence
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Brahmin

appellation accorded members of old, “aristocratic” New England families. [Am. Hist.: EB, II: 226]
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Tamil Brahmins, eased out of state institutions, prevailed upon the region's cultural and private enterprises (Hardgrave; Pandian; Sivathamby 1981, 2002; Seminar).
The promise extended by Bharatiar allows Ratnam to produce a cinematic vision where Tamil Brahmins subtly reclaim their moral place alongside non-Brahmins, to become part of an apparently caste-neutral, composite urban middle class.
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayanswami, the third of eight children, was born in 1907 in the coastal city of Madras (Chennai, where the tsunami wreaked havoc) in a Tamil Brahmin family.
Narayan draws many of his characters from the Tamil Brahmins of southern India, a community that prides itself as the pinnacle in wisdom and culture gleaned from the ancient scriptures of the Ramayana, Mahabharatha, and Vedas.