The marginalization and disenfranchisement of modern Tamil Brahmans is due to their having zero political currency. It is easy to flog a goat, but a tiger? The few Brahmans in politics are those that have washed away their Brahman heritage. They don't count. The salvation of Tamil and all other Brahmans lies only in active participation in politics and creating a powerful Brahman front. Almost every large caste based party has picked up some currency in TN- e.g. PMK and Dalit Panthers. But, the really persecuted Brahmans have nothing. Even their social organization, *******, is a joke, unable to work for their social alleviation. And unmindful of this sorry lot, Tamil Brahmans stay a disunited bunch, thriving on individual enterprise, which allows a fraction to prosper, but the majority to disappear. Consider UP, where Brahmans are a force to reckon with politically, where they had the muscle to bring Mayawati, albeit wrongheadedly, to power. Only when Tamil Brahmans are a socio-political force, will they thrive. Otherwise, all they face is a slow extermination.