caste discrimination

Who gets to write about Ambedkar?

Six new reappraisals show the gulf between Dalit-Bahujan and anglophone writing on B R Ambedkar

| Jul 28, 2023

Caste on the streets

Dhaka’s street cleaners, many of them Dalits, faced a grim future even before the pandemic.

| Jul 21, 2020

Affirmative action for a shared India

Positive discrimination in government jobs and in education has helped the Dalit progress, despite continuing discrimination elsewhere. But when will leaders of Indian industry understand that the empowered Dalit means an economy that is vibrant?

| Mar 26, 2006

A lawless Subcontinent

A study of the abuse of human rights and the human spirit in "democratic India" reveals the extent of the problem of lawlessness by the state, which can only become much worse when all of …

| Dec 01, 2003

Tamangs under the shadow

On the historical and ongoing marginalisation of Tamangs in Nepal and India.

| May 01, 1992

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