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Caste Politics
Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

Hindutva: Towards a problematic unity

Hegemony of any ideology or political formation is possible when it can offer a vision that can potentially cut across existing social and economic divisions in society. Ideologies offer a moral visio...
By Ajay Gudavarthy and Prakash Desai in

India  /  Published 09.01.19

BJP caste boomerang worry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told a public rally in Maharashtra’s Solapur that his government had demolished the falsehood being spread and provided 10 per cent extra reservation withou...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Principle of reservations turned upside down

Affirmative action is based on constructive principles. According to the Constitution, reservations are for groups which are less developed economically and educationally than the mainstream. The idea...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 01.04.19

Writers appeal to vote out hate

Over 200 writers on Monday issued a joint multi-lingual appeal to vote out “hate politics” and vote for a “diverse and equal India” in the upcoming general election.The appeal refers to the ma...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

Our caste-based public morality

Many political analysts argued that the Opposition lost the general elections because it did not have a narrative, introduced schemes such as Nyay late in the day, and did not get the electoral arithm...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 24.05.19

Polls over, Adityanath remembers issues

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the BJP had fought the election on development, governance and nationalism while the Opposition failed to talk about people’s issues in th...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The ‘ordinariness’ of upper-caste cruelty

Lowering the dead from a bridge to a cremation ground marks a helpless submission to indignity. For the Dalits of Narayanapuram Adi Dravidar Colony in Tamil Nadu, this has been the only way they can c...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 02.06.19

Kerala's Nair community under lens

Two Nair families that had migrated to Mumbai from their home state Kerala long back won large-scale media attention last week for different reasons.One family, which released an obituary advertisemen...
By K.A. Shaji in

India  /  Published 29.04.19

How is Modi's caste relevant, asks Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had never done caste politics.“How is the Prime Minister’s caste relevant? He has never done caste politics. He has only d...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.04.19

Scientists explain why they appealed to voters

Indian scientists have said their appeal to citizens earlier this month to “vote wisely” reflected their growing concern about the rise of divisive and regressive political ideologies that threate...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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