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Casteism
Opinion  /  Published 11.06.20

Joke to the death: Caste and corona

I would have posted my black square to express solidarity with the protests against racism worldwide, but I was interrupted by a joke.It was sent on WhatsApp by a friend, an upper-caste person. It was...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

New project for old history

History, we are told, is invariably written by victors. We are not certain whether this is what prompted Amit Shah, undoubtedly the second most powerful person in India, to declare that “there is a ...
By Jawhar Sircar in

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.19

The enduring radiance of Ambedkar

The Indian Constitution recognized two social groups as especially disadvantaged: the scheduled castes, known in everyday language as Dalits; and the scheduled tribes, commonly known as Adivasis. Both...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Books  /  Published 14.03.19

TM Krishna writes about caste, privilege in art

Krishna has ever taken the stand that Indian art forms are dictated by ideas of caste and religion, and that allotment of human capability along those lines is unjustifiable. How and why these systems...
By S.D. Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 15.02.20

Apartheid in UP temple

A Scheduled Caste couple in Uttar Pradesh who had just got married and wanted to pray at a village temple found it locked before police reached the site and opened the gates of the shrine to avert an ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.20

A different virus

A recent tweet from the Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, runs thus: “It is really praiseworthy that Muslim community persons along with the old woman’s two ...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

India  /  Published 02.06.20

Youth tied up, burnt alive

A youth in Uttar Pradesh was early on Tuesday tied to a tree and burnt alive after being abducted from his home at gunpoint, allegedly because he had been in a relationship with a woman from an upper ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

In New India, caste oppression is being reinvigorated

There is one race that Indians are determined to win. The race to run backward. New India is newest in its love for regressive beliefs and repressive traditions, anti-scientific mindsets and primitive...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 29.08.19

UP midday meal bias probe

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday ordered an inquiry into allegations of discrimination related to sitting arrangements during the serving of midday meal at a primary school in Ballia district....
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Quota bill: An assault on the Constitution

The contrast in the reactions to two landmark decisions on the contentious issue of reservations tells us a great deal about ourselves as a people and society, of our understanding of privilege and de...
By Manini Chatterjee in


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