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Re: proselytization and srivaishnavism

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Mon Jan 25 1999 - 10:19:15 PST

Balamurali asks:
> What does the term *lower* in the words "lower caste" convey
> here. What is the scale of reference in which the word *lower* is
> used.

I don't mean to speak for the author, but I presume "lower caste"
means "lower in the opinion of conventional society", and not 
Sri Vaishnava society.  Among Sri Vaishnavas, one should not
even think of superiority or inferiority on the basis of caste.