Brahmin playwright Cho Ramasamy (1934–2016) is one of Tamilnadu’s most important contemporary playwrights and thinkers. His 1979 Tamil play The Scriptures Don’t Say So (Cāttiram Coṉṉatillai) suggests that caste is located in natural qualities and merit rather than heredity by comically demonstrating the difference between abstract promotion of progressive ideas of intercaste marriage and the actual implementation of those philosophies in one’s own family. Following a brief introduction, I finish my original translation of an abridged version of The Scriptures Don’t Say So that I began in Ecumenica 15.1 (2022).

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