Caste Politics
Books  /  Published 06.05.22

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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

India  /  Published 09.11.21

Caste bias in varsities ‘endemic’

The allegation of campus caste harassment levelled by PhD scholar Deepa Mohanan, who conducted a 10-day hunger strike at a Kerala university, is only the latest among similar complaints from varsities...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty

India  /  Published 08.11.21

Harassment charge by Dalit scholar

A nearly 10-day-old hunger strike by a Dalit science PhD scholar who has alleged caste harassment at the Mahatma Gandhi University here and refused to become “another Rohith Vemula” has pr...
By K.A. Shaji in Kottayam

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.21

Bengal’s changing caste equations

Three important aspects were in focus during the Bengal elections. First, there was the nature of ‘competitive populism’ spearheaded by the two charismatic leaders of Indian politics, Nare...
By Shiveshwar Kundu

India  /  Published 04.03.21

Caste data hole in first meet on Census update

Preparations for the second Socio-Economic Caste Census have begun, but collection of caste-specific data was not discussed at a review meeting held in December, casting doubts over whether the inform...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


India  /  Published 02.03.21

Former judge joins BJP

A retired Kerala High Court judge, who had kicked up a row by extolling the virtues of Brahmins and stating that only members of the community should be at the helm of affairs, has joined the BJP. V....
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 09.10.20

BJP MP behind smear ploy: Hathras kin

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 03.10.20

Caste: troubling signs in UP

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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

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


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