Mysore, it was, that was the first province in the country to introduce caste-based reservations three-quarters of a century ago. And Mysore, it is, that is at the vanguard of ushering in a caste-free movement in what is easily one of India’s most caste-ridden States.
Or so it seems.
Last week, Sri Vishvesha Teertha swamiji of the Pejawar Mutt, took out a padayatra in Dalit colonies in the City, even lighting a lamp at a Dalit home to underline the fact that we are all cut from the same cloth.
On Tuesday, a Brahmin in Vidyaranyapuram did pada pooja to the Dalit seer, Sri Madara Channaiah swamiji. The swamiji will halt in the Brahmin’s residence tonight.
Photograph: Karnataka Photo News