Caste Politics
Opinion  /  Published 09.10.19

India needs another democratic upsurge

It has been argued for some time now that India’s freedom struggle constitutes its first democratic upsurge that fructified into a sovereign nation with a liberal Constitution and universal adult fr...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.19

Rabindranath Tagore, the traitor

Now that books have been recognized for the seditious and corrupting instruments they are, we can expose the greatest trafficker of these pernicious objects in modern India. His name is Rabindranath T...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri in

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.19

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 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 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

India  /  Published 20.05.19

Plea to make parties drop religious names

A Supreme Court advocate has moved the top court seeking directives to the Election Commission to strike off parties registered with religious, caste, ethnic and linguistic connotations and also those...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.05.19

BJP prays for wave to retain Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh

Asked what he would do, Awatar told The Telegraph that although he has yet to decide whom to support, he wouldn’t vote for the SP-BSP alliance. “Why should I vote for a party of the Yadavs when th...
By Piyush Srivastava in Kushinagar

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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