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Feb 06, 2020
Memoirs of a Dalit Communist: RB More's writings offer critique of untouchability, Savarna communismMemoirs of a Dalit Communist should be read for the explanations it offers for the failure of communism in India, in particular the ideology's unsuitability to the social reality of Indian politics. The book is also a critical read because it lays bare how Savarna leaders used caste to their advantage within the communist groups.
Oct 03, 2019
Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse lawThe Supreme Court is likely to uphold the amendments made by the government in the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
Oct 01, 2019
Supreme Court recalls verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act, restores earlier legal position on arrests under legislationThe judgement was delivered on the Centre's plea seeking review of the 2018 verdict, by which certain safeguards were provided in the Atrocities Act.
Sep 02, 2019
Caste Matters author Suraj Yengde: 'There's a new class of global Brahmin of each society'Through the story of his life growing up in a basti, the discrimination Dalits face everyday and the love and creativity that binds the community together, Suraj Yengde challenges many notions in his book Caste Matters. In this conversation, he speaks about his experience as a Dalit in the West, the radical rebellion that is Dalit love, and how Brahmin participation in the anti-caste movement can be made more meaningful.
Aug 29, 2019
Rohith Vemula, Payal Tadvi’s mothers move Supreme Court seeking end of caste bias in educational campusesThe mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi, who had allegedly committed suicide following alleged caste-based discrimination, have moved the Supreme Court seeking to end such bias in universities
Aug 06, 2019
Ayushmann Khurrana on Article 15 success: Every once in a while, I'll venture out of the romantic comedyAyushmann Khurrana talks about why Article 15 stands out in his filmography, and why it is completely normal for a star like him to approach filmmakers he wants to work with.
Jul 30, 2019
Protection of Civil Rights Act does little to combat untouchability, crimes against DalitsA report of India Human Development Survey (IHDS)-2 shows how practices like social exclusion and untouchability are still deeply entrenched.
Jul 18, 2019
Sakshi Misra case: Inter-caste marriage important, but deeper problem is belief in scriptures promoting hierarchical orderIt would be inadequate to merely quote Ambedkar's emphasis on inter-caste marriages, while ignoring his other warnings and apprehensions.
Jul 13, 2019
Sakshi Mishra is real-life equivalent of Article 15's hero and a model for Ambedkar's ideas on inter-caste marriageSakshi, the 23-year-old daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, used social media as a weapon to neutralise the superior might of her father, who was allegedly opposed to her marrying Ajitesh, a Dalit.
Jul 07, 2019
Anubhav Sinha's Article 15 peddles a mythology rather than engaging honestly with the reality of casteArticle 15 tries to foreground the Constitution as a moral guide to caste relations, although it also describes caste as a 2000-year-old practice; the question is how something committed to paper around 1950 can undo something so ancient, the origins of which one can only speculate about?