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Dalit Bahujan
Opinion  /  Published 25.04.20

Caste and contagion

My great grandfather, a rigidly casteist South Indian Brahmin who lived in Mysore, was finicky about ritual pollution. He had sold his wife’s dowry, which consisted of silver vessels, to fund a mode...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Reimagining myths to unleash empathy

Having had his heart pierced by the goddess, where do you, dear reader, think that the spirit of Mahishasura journeys in search of refuge? It could well be Mysore.Interestingly, diverse strands of Dal...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.19

The anger of New India

Two unmistakable features of Indian democracy in the last three decades have been those of reduction in poverty and the breakdown of patron-client relations. While the former is credited to economic r...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in


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