Ambedkar

Gatecrashing the gurukuls

The struggles of Dalit students in India's college campuses.

| Feb 12, 2016

The roots of Dalit rage

The symbolism of Dalit politics is a tactical response to the threat of violence lurking beneath the surface of Indian democracy.

| Apr 06, 2015

No saints or miracles

Perry Anderson’s ‘The Indian Ideology’ bores through the orthodoxies of Indian nationalist history.

| Jan 15, 2013

Drawing conclusions

The row over a cartoon featuring Dalit leader Ambedkar shows a lack of critical thinking in the Indian polity.

| May 17, 2012

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