India  /  Published 23.05.22

Bihar: all-party meet on caste

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hinted that the much-awaited all-party meeting on a state-specific census of castes could be held later this week. On the sidelines of a function here, he ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Patna

India  /  Published 15.05.22

Stalked, UP teen hangs to death

A 16-year-old Dalit girl who had stopped going to school or step out of home for any other reason over the past few months because of constant stalking and harassment by a local youth was found hangin...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.22

The art of politics

Since its inception, the idea of modern India has been an extension of caste society. Historically, subordinate castes faced multiple forms of loss and disenfranchisement. Their performance traditions...
By Nrithya Pillai

Books  /  Published 06.05.22

Other voices

Book: Last Among Equals: Power, Caste And Politics In Bihar’s Villages Author: M.R. Sharan Publisher: Context Price: Rs.599 The one thing that makes Last Among Equals stand out in a sea of ...
By Aaliya Waziri

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.22

Hidden gaps: life expectancy

In India, the longevity of social constituencies, especially those on the margins, seems to be determined by factors beyond their control. This is the deduction of a recent study released in the journ...
By The Editorial Board


News  /  Published 16.04.22

Rally calls for unity on Poila Baisakh

“Bengal is not one-dimensional. Like a large river fed by tributaries, the Bengali way of life, as we know it now, has been enriched by several cultures. We must preserve that plural culture aga...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.22

Caught in court

Certain rulings in court are important for more than one reason. The Kerala High Court’s refusal, even after an out-of-court settlement had been reached, to quash a case in which a group of men ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.22

Youngest civic head in hills

Hamro Party elected 31-year-old Ritesh Portel as the chairman of Darjeeling municipality, making him the youngest chief of the civic body set up in 1850, and stamping the new party’s focus on th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.22

New class: Dalit schooling

How affirmative is affirmative action? The question is pertinent in a society as layered and intricate as India’s. The government has decided to conduct tests for Dalit students who have passed ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Other lives: caste, religion

That India is a deeply unequal society is not a secret. As a rule, an Indian’s gender, caste and religion carry a strong correlation with their educational and economic attainments. It turns out...
By The Editorial Board


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