Caste of children born inter caste marriage
Inter caste marriages have become very common in South india .
If both parents are not bothered about caste , the caste of child does not matter at all
But I felt curious to know what about caste of the children. .Indian law mostly says that the child can adopt the caste of either parent.
Many of you may feel that this is the problem of only
present times-Not at all
1.Age of Purnas:-
Brahmin sage Parasara married a fisher women and their son Sage Veda Vyasa(He who organized the Vedas) is considered as Brahmin by one all .
Veda vyasa according to what I know had four children
The child by Brahmin mother is sage Shukha a Brahmin
The child by Kshatriya Ambka , Dhritharashtra is a Kshatriya
The Child by Kshatriya Ambalika is Pandu who is again a Kshatriya
The Child to the maid Parishrami , a servant of the family is Vidhura a Shudra
Again king Samudra Kshatriya wife is Vikramadhithya
The son of A shudra wife is Bharthruhari
The son by Kshatriya wife is Vikramadhithya
The son by Vysya wife is Bhatti
And the son by Brahmin wife is Vararuchi
Many princesses of Puranic times have married Brahmin sages (Eg , Samyuktha and Chyavana).Nothing much is known about their children.
2.More than 150 yeard ago
a.In kerala there was a system of Sambandam(connection) between, Brahmin and Kshatriya men and castes like Nairs, Menon, Nambiars, Varriars etc etc ,
The children born out of sambanda followed their mother’s caste
b.In other parts of India
Most of the places had devi dasis who had marriage type relation with higher caste , rich people . The children born belonged to deva dasi caste
Thousands of in ter caste marriages are taking place all over India. No body seems to be bothered about the caste of children born out of these marriages. They all assume it will be the caste of the husband .But most of the courts have ruled that the children born can adapt the caste of either the father(https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2021/feb/13/inter-caste-couples-can-now-choose-kids-caste-2263339.html )