Shivam Vij

Dalit intellectualising and the Other Backward Classes

Even as the Indian middle-class anger against reservations for Other Backward Classes subsides, one voice remains consistent.

Apr 21, 2016

Of nationalism and love in Southasia

Conflict resolution in Southasia is hostage to our inability to see that we are trapped in a nationalist hall of mirrors.

Jan 15, 2013

Dalit intellectualising and the Other Backward Classes

Even as the Indian middle-class anger against reservations for Other Backward Classes subsides, one voice remains consistent. Is Chandrabhan Prasad opposed to OBC reservations because they do not ‘deserve’ it, or because he wants to …

Sep 04, 2006

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