Who is a BADAGA?

Who is a BADAGA?

Do not take this question lightly, for this affects our lives – now and in  future.

A Badaga  who marries a NON – Badaga,  is he/she STILL a Badaga??

Can a Badaga be put ‘down’ and ‘condemned’ for life, just because he/she is married to a non-Badaga???

By the way, WHO decides who is a Badaga???

What is the so called ‘Badaga Associations’ in the major cities which is filled up with almost 100% literate Badagas doing about  bringing SOCIAL AWARENESS and eliminating the stigma  attached to ‘married outside’ Badagas??

Are we so scarred that just because a handful of Badagas marry outside, our culture and customs are in a position of peril??

When we have no hesitation to acclaim the achievements of Badagas in all fields [even when a spouse is non Badaga] and seek donation for the hattis -for building temples and other social causes, why this ‘heads stuck in the sand’ mentality ???

We may have some restrictions imposed on certain and specific rites like in funeral, but should not deny or denigrate  the dignity to those who are very much our ‘blood and flesh’.

We are considered to be very forward looking by many ‘social’ indicators and should not squander that with narrow mindedness.

Think about it.


2 responses to “Who is a BADAGA?

  1. Intercaste marriage issues are not specfic to our society alone. A survey on the hindu weeks back reports that in tamilnadu 97% marriages are witin castes hence it is not alarming. A sad truth is that badaga girls end up choosing wrong partners in a few cases it may be because of the less exposure they get away from their native culture and place. There are a lot is issues apart from intercaste marriages that needs attention .


  2. Ranga Nathan [CA,USA]

    Dear Badaga friends, because of greed.because of money, because of luxurious life,because of life style, we should not destroy our culture,customs and everything. Please think over it, about our culture, What my humble request is, do not try to spoil our future generation just because of above said things.we may be rich,we may be educated.may be in the name of more civilised, try to protect our culture and everything and not to spoil our young minds. People will give respect to those who adopt ones own culture in every society.Some ANTI SOCIAL ELEMENTS may be try to spoil our culture. We have to be alert and let us not ALLOW such people destroy any culture in future.PROTECT FAMILY CULTURE,STATE CULTURE,and INDIAN CULTURE.


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