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Casteism
Opinion  /  Published 13.06.20

Cast in Colour: Pervasive brutality in India

Words do not just ‘name’ phenomena; on occasion, they also plumb the depths of history and map the social realities that the names signify. Editors of the Merriam-Webster dictionary acknowledged t...
By The Editorial Board in

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

India  /  Published 03.06.20

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 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 14.04.20

Quarantine caste abuse complaint

A quarantined person in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district has been booked by police on the charge of refusing food cooked by a Dalit and verbally abusing her because of her caste. Siraj Ahmad, who...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 11.04.20

Untouchability, even in quarantine

Of the five people in quarantine at a primary village school in an Uttar Pradesh district, two go to their homes for meals twice a day and then return again to the isolation centre.Not because food is...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 20.02.20

Rahul Gandhi tweets, 7 held for assaulting two Dalits

The Congress government in Rajasthan on Thursday arrested seven persons on the charge of torturing two Dalit youths, hours after Rahul Gandhi urged the state to take action in the wake of a social med...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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 07.01.20

A new impasse in Dalit politics

Contemporary Dalit politics against enduring caste discrimination has entered a new impasse given the dilemmas that are internal to its political articulation. It is important that Dalit politics find...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

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


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