Is Seattle’s ban on caste discrimination 'Hinduphobic, racist'?
The Seattle City Council’s vote to outlaw caste discrimination has created divisions among the South Asian diaspora in the US. While it has been hailed by many Dalit activists, a section of Hindus have called it a ‘tool’ used by ‘anti-Hindus to discriminate against Hindus in America’
How new Ambedkarites are busy undermining Ambedkar and his legacy
New Ambedkarites’ alignment with the new American camp of Wokeism makes them an ally of global Islam and evangelical Christianity — both of which BR Ambedkar vehemently opposed
Are Dalits the Blacks of India, and Brahmins the Whites?
India, which has given birth to Hinduism and where most Hindus live, is increasingly being seen as the source of global oppression, especially in the West
The Brahmin Files: Why atrocities on Brahmins remain one of the best-kept secrets in independent India
From Maharashtra where Brahmins were killed and their homes and hearths selectively destroyed after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, to Tamil Nadu where being a Brahmin became a challenge post DMK victory in 1967 — the list is long and disturbing
Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results 2022: BSP ends with one seat, and about 13% vote share
However, the BSP has managed to secure the third-highest vote share by bagging 12.9 per cent of the total votes polled in the state elections, according to the Election Commission figures.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results 2022: From 206 in 2007 to 1 in 2022, how Mayawati’s star has fallen
The BSP has put up its worst performance to date, with winning just one seat. The once powerful and first female Dalit chief minister now faces an existential crisis
Behenji’s canny card in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, or is she being arm twisted?
Surveys are giving the BSP anywhere between 15 and 20 seats. So why is Mayawati still relevant in Uttar Pradesh?
Why 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections may mark the end of Mayawati’s illustrious political career
Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party seem to have reached a point of terminal decline from where a political comeback appears highly improbable
UP Assembly elections: BJP minister and 4 MLAs’ exit from party puts spotlight on caste equations in the state
OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya, along with MLAs Brijesh Prajapati, Roshan Lal Varma, Vinay Shakya and Bhagwati Sagar, delivered a jolt to the BJP when they announced they were quitting the saffron party ahead of the upcoming elections
Kerala temple lifts centuries old ban that denied entry to Dalits
The scheduled caste people in the locality are not ready to openly challenge the discriminatory practices as some fear that it will 'provoke' the deity, others fear the local residents
200 Halla Ho movie review: Amol Palekar returns in a startling, unevenly recounted true-life tale of Dalit rebellion
It is revealing that this rare contemporary Hindi film foregrounding Dalits, including Dalit women, is not about believable triumphs, but a believe-it-or-not, eye-popping revenge saga. Still, in a Bollywood that usually erases the community, this is a significant film.
RSS strong supporter of reservation, it should continue as long as inequality exists, says Dattatreya Hosabale
Underlining that the history of India would be "incomplete" without the history of Dalits, Hosabale said they have been at the forefront of social change
BJP trying to mislead Matua with fake and arbitrary promises, claims Dalit TMC candidate Manoranjan Byapari
The prolific Bengali Dalit writer has been influenced by the work of Left labour leader Shankar Guha Niyogi and is also a disciple of noted Bengali author Mahashweta Dev
How the Savarna construction of reservation vs merit binary has stalled progress of Dalits across sectors
Creating economic resources and social unification for the oppressed sections of society will help in flattening the brahmanical hegemonic theory of caste and merit.
Reversing the upper-caste gaze: Rajesh Rajamani on his vision for The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas
Conventionally, caste has been a sombre topic in pop culture that chiefly deals with Dalit characters. Rajesh Rajamani reverses the gaze on Savarnas, and inserts humour into his film.
From Khayal gayaki's glorious past to its changing future, tracing the trajectory of this ancient form of classical music
The story of Khayal's origin meanders just like the interpretative practice it calls for. The art form is ailed by growing commercialisation and a decrease in innovation, but practitioners are hopeful that a new generation of musicians will expand its scope
Abolition of caste-based reservation untenable as long as Dalits suffer atrocities, prejudice; a rebuttal to Justice Katju
Discrimination against Dalits continues even today in the form of honour killings, and other caste-based crimes like untouchability, etc.
Bengaluru violence: 'We are everybody's punching bag,' says SDPI leader as Karnataka govt mulls banning party
The SDPI in its attempt to match the RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad has allegedly drifted from promoting positive politics committed to empower the Muslims, Dalits and deprived communities
As Eru Veyyil gets an English translation, Perumal Murugan revisits his 1991 classic tracing deterioration of rural idyll
In Rising Heat one can spot traces of the author’s unflinchingly honest and poignant narrative produced years before the terrible controversy around One Part Woman led him to make the sorrowful announcement that ‘Perumal Murugan, the writer, is dead.’