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Casteism
India  /  Published 24.11.19

Mandal crusader who insisted he had no caste

When former IAS officer P.S. Krishnan, who died aged 87 at a Delhi hospital on November 10, was a district collector in Andhra Pradesh, a senior made this comment in his confidential report:“He poss...
By K.A. Shaji in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

Teacher harassed, no caste slur: RBU panel

An assistant professor at Rabindra Bharati University who had allegedly been taunted for her caste had been “detained” by some students in a classroom for over four hours, a committee investigatin...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.11.19

Filmmaker ‘caste snub’ to actor roils Kerala

An award-winning Malayalam filmmaker’s alleged refusal to share the stage with a tiler turned actor has jolted Kerala, triggering allegations of class and caste bias and prompting a minister and an ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

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

India  /  Published 15.09.19

IIT go-ahead for demotion over caste bias

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, has decided to initiate the process of demoting by rank a professor, who has since joined IIT Dhanbad as director, in connection with a case of caste-based ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

A grammar horror story for Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th and I want to talk about a spine-chilling experience. A chain of circumstances led me to spending a night in the company of a Bengali grammar book, with no one around but a lo...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

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 15.07.19

Speaking truth to the powerless

At Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, my path is blocked by people holding placards welcoming important co-passengers. I feel a slight resentment that there is none to help me with my hand ...
By Alaka M. Basu in


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