First off I liked the idea of a dichotomy between the merchantile Arabian Sea ethnicities vs. The introspective Bay of Bengal ones. It’s something interesting to explore for sure.
However I can’t help notice just how unashamed 2 States was about Ananya being a Tam-Bram. What I was even more surprised is by how accepting I was of it, when I tell people that my fiancée is from chennai. The Indians almost always go “oh so she’s Tam-Bram?”
It’s an interesting thought that caste privilege is probably here to stay with us. The only way lower castes have of succeeding is to either blend into the higher ones (Modi may be OBC but he does look FC) or the caste itself to solidify into a powerhouse (like the Nadars in TN?)