Upper Caste
Opinion  /  Published 10.05.22

The art of politics

Since its inception, the idea of modern India has been an extension of caste society. Historically, subordinate castes faced multiple forms of loss and disenfranchisement. Their performance traditions...
By Nrithya Pillai

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Other lives: caste, religion

That India is a deeply unequal society is not a secret. As a rule, an Indian’s gender, caste and religion carry a strong correlation with their educational and economic attainments. It turns out...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.22

Hollow celebration

The appointment of Parag Agrawal as the CEO of Twitter saw rapturous excitement about an Indian (an American citizen) climbing the global corporate ladder. Such celebrations have accompanied other app...
By Nissim Mannathukkaren

India  /  Published 30.12.21

UP police wake up to torture of Dalit girl

Three upper caste youths beat up a 16-year-old Dalit girl in Amethi on Sunday, police have acknowledged after a widely circulated video showed a girl being pulled by her hair, kicked and hit with a ba...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 13.08.19

Caste bands in Tamil Nadu schools

Students in some schools in Tamil Nadu are being made to wear colour-coded wrist bands to distinguish those belonging to “upper castes” and “lower castes”, the state government said on Tuesda...
By PTI in Chennai

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.19

The problem with desperate populism

This is a government in a hurry. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre first decided that economically weaker sections among upper castes would be given 10 per cent reservations, and...
By The Editorial Board


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