Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on culture and business. Brahmans are a minority group in India despite their holding of high positions in the society. They are mostly found in the southern area of India and they hold the tradition of plastering their houses using red earth close to their hearts. Traditionally, Brahmans were tremendously influential even when it came to leading religious rituals. Most of these people (Brahmans) are hugely influential business-persons, moneylenders, land owners and government employees. Of essence, also, is for any business person to note that these people do not take the issue of ritual pollution very lightly. They are very conscious when it comes to the ritual pollution of their food and homes. To this, they prohibit entry to their kitchens by other persons (especially from lower castes). They may not involve themselves in plowing or handle any ‘impure’ material as per the taboos set by their tradition. They are also vegetarian. Brahmans are not particularly impactful when it comes to the Indian business system due to the fact that they are a minority group, however. (britannica.com, 2011) Lastly, but not least, one should to note that these people do not have a tradition of drinking alcohol. It is also generally considered a sign of disrespect to touch a client with one’s feet and doing so should prompt an apology.
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