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The hierarchy of higher education

How government intervention in Indian universities has undermined academic freedom.

| Feb 01, 2021

Becoming Kamala Devi Harris

When Brahmin and Black identities converge.

Sustaining the myth of merit

How technical knowledge became the preserve of a ‘meritorious’ upper-caste elite.

| Oct 20, 2020

Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

| Sep 11, 2020

The caste of Karnatic music

An untold history of mrdangam makers.

| Jul 07, 2020

Reframing the Dalit experience

A new photobook on Dalits in Nepal brings out previously unheard voices and unseen visions.

| Aug 22, 2019

Young rebellions

A new book chronicles the recent wave of youth movements in India against ascendant Hindutva and neoliberalism.

| Jul 22, 2019

Questioning Sairat’s politics

The caste and gender dynamics of Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Sairat’.

| Jul 25, 2016

On how to be a woman

How the missing sindoor in my hair provoked unwelcome attention from a complete stranger

| Dec 29, 2015

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