A banner featuring US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at the entrance to the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' maternal grandfather was born and grew up, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photo: Reuters A banner featuring US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at the entrance to the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' maternal grandfather was born and grew up, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photo: Reuters
A banner featuring US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at the entrance to the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' maternal grandfather was born and grew up, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photo: Reuters

US election: meet the Tambrahms, the Indian caste linking Kamala Harris to Alphabet’s CEO and Nobel laureates

  • The US vice-presidential candidate can trace her roots to a high-caste Brahmin community in Tamil Nadu, India, known as the ‘Tambrahm’
  • Other prominent Tambrahm names include Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and former PepsiCo CEO Indira Nooyi

Topic |   Kamala Harris
A banner featuring US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at the entrance to the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' maternal grandfather was born and grew up, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photo: Reuters A banner featuring US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at the entrance to the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' maternal grandfather was born and grew up, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photo: Reuters
A banner featuring US Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris at the entrance to the village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' maternal grandfather was born and grew up, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Photo: Reuters
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