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The Valmiki community's protest against empty political gestures — and an oppressive occupation
India

The Valmiki community's protest against empty political gestures — and an oppressive occupation

For many centuries, the Valmiki community has suffered oppression and been deprived of opportunities because of a caste-ordained occupation — cleaning sewers and human waste

Sujatha Gidla's 'Ants Among Elephants' is a searing indictment of caste, untouchability in India
Life

Sujatha Gidla's 'Ants Among Elephants' is a searing indictment of caste, untouchability in India

Sujatha Gidla talks about her memoir, Ants Among Elephants, caste-based discrimination and why she refused to participate in an event alongside Smriti Irani

The Dalit vote in Bihar and UP: Why BJP has suddenly become fond of BR Ambedkar
Politics

The Dalit vote in Bihar and UP: Why BJP has suddenly become fond of BR Ambedkar

One of the obvious reasons is its attempt to transform into a party of Dalits instead of what Mayawati and Kanshiram derisively called a patron of Tilak (Brahmins), Tarazu (Bania) and Talwar (Kshatriyas). The BJP knows that elections in Bihar and UP are around the corner and the nearly 22 percent Dalit vote here could be the decisive factor.

Bihar CM orders speedy trial in Dalit boy's murder case
India

Bihar CM orders speedy trial in Dalit boy's murder case

The Dalit boy's death has generated political heat in the district with the BJP and CPI(M-L) Liberation workers blocking roads near Mohanpur village.