The Black Lives Matter movement must spark a reckoning within the diaspora Indian classical dance world with its own race and caste issues
With roots in democratic socialism, how the 'Kerala model' ranks well-being above wealth for its people
How did Kerala become a model for development and social reform? The answer lies in its several movements that worked in tandem over a period of time, slowly eroding the old unjust power structures, and working towards establishing a more equitable society.
Nitin Gadkari says some people play ‘caste card’ to get party ticket for polls, lauds BJP leaders for ‘rising above’ identity politics
Union minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Monday said many a time when people fail to get election tickets on the basis of their work, they play "caste card" to secure nomination.
Under BS Yediyurappa, Karnataka's Lingayat community mounts massive return to helm of state politics
Of the 224 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka, over 100 constituencies in north Karnataka are dominated by the Lingayats and are the deciding factor for a candidate's victory
Caste discrimination in MP: Wedding processions, sitting in front of 'upper caste' members among recent causes for social boycott of Dalits
An activist said that even if Dalits try to break discriminatory social norms, there are harsh consequences that follow.
Dalit children in Madhya Pradesh are forced to quit school due to harassment, casteism by teachers, students
Caste discrimination is what is keeping three standard five students in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh from going to school.
Anubhav Sinha's Article 15 peddles a mythology rather than engaging honestly with the reality of caste
Article 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?
Despite Dalit political assertion, casteism within community keeps issues affecting manual scavengers on the sidelines
The fact that some of the dominant Dalit communities engage in unleashing violence on the members of the scavenger community points at the limitations of the endorsed political ideologies of Ambedkarism, Marxism and feminism/womanism for scavengers
Sadhvi Pragya's candidature was seen by many within the Sangh as an experiment to test the limits of a country, which is in the process of a churning — a process which rests on the imagination of the Hindu Rashtra.
BJP's staggering near 50% vote share in Uttar Pradesh indicates change in usual caste politics, party's influence across communities
The BJP appears to be overturning the traditional, caste-based politics in Uttar Pradesh as it doesn't make sense for a single party to approach 50 percent of the vote share.
Who is afraid of Narendra Modi's caste? Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's protests show why this remains an important issue for Opposition
It is in BJP's interest to crack the caste equation and appeal to the bottom half of the electorate and it stands at a disadvantage if the caste barriers remain solidified. It isn' particularly difficult to understand that Mayawati or Akhilesh Yadav's entire ball game is to reinforce the caste divisions and see to it that their respective core voters stay true to the bases.
In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on Monday
In Bundelkhand, all villages are segregated into upper cast and lower caste sections
Double incumbency, Dhinakaran and DMK: Tamil Nadu LS polls a mess that couldn't be worse for BJP, AIADMK
By relying on caste permutations, the BJP-AIADMK is not only underestimating the double anti-incumbency it faces in Tamil Nadu, but also that TTV Dhinakaran is a Thevar and will split the traditional AIADMK votes
Travels through the Hindi belt: A year on from SC/ST Act agitation, Shobhapur village is a virtual ghost town
On 2 April last year, residents had poured on to the Delhi-Dehradun highway running perpendicular to the village to protest the dilution of the SC/ST Act. Similar agitations had been held across the country. But the demonstration at Shobhapur took a violent turn.
Lok Sabha polls: Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi may just be what India needs to fight against casteism
VBA is premised on Amebdkarite principles and claims to bring historically deprived communities into mainstream politics.
Priyanka Gandhi meeting Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad sums up Congress' surrender ahead of LS polls
The assumption that Azad and his motley crew can substitute Mayawati and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh politics is patently erroneous on many counts
After years of anti-Dravidianism, PMK joins hands with AIADMK, sheds spotlight on caste math in Tamil politics
AIADMK, PMK and BJP have announced a pre-poll alliance in Tamil Nadu for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. DMK and Congress are expected to announce their alliance today.
Narendra Modi govt's targeting of Dalit leaders a betrayal of Ambedkar's legacy, an abdication of PM's constitutional duties
Dear PM, since when has reading books and honouring Jyotirao Phule and BR Ambedkar been a crime?
Govt approves 10% quota for upper castes: Forget the politics of it, income-based reservation is the way ahead
Moving away from cast, community or even religion-based reservations wouldn’t be easy in a country dominated entirely by caste politics