The subtext is that each of us is responsible for all of us, and if we intermarry, we risk disappearing completely.
Everyone understood that people of different races could intermarry, in principle.
It is a maxim with the Earees, and others of superior rank, never to intermarry with the Toutous, or others of inferior rank.
They do not intermarry with any of the other high caste Badaga sects.
Thus the four septs above mentioned worship seven gods and may not intermarry.
They may interdine, but may not intermarry with the other section.
It is contended that the Koravas and Yerukalas do not intermarry or eat together.
They eat with the other Smartha Brahmans, but do not intermarry.
Yet, remember that in Switzerland the races can mingle, they can intermarry, because they are of the same blood.
The priests dine with the laymen, but do not intermarry with them.