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Sustaining the myth of merit

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

| Oct 20, 2020

Letter from America: Hindutva in Chicago

The World Hindu Congress in Chicago and the Hindu right’s plans to rebrand their ideology.

| Oct 26, 2018

Questioning Sairat’s politics

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

| Jul 25, 2016

When I ‘came out’ as Dalit

And why I rejected Rohith Vemula’s Facebook friend request.

| Jun 20, 2016

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

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

Scarred lives

The Partition experience of Sindhi Hindus as explored by Nandita Bhavnani

| Dec 15, 2014

Caste, class and the politics of disillusionment

For caste-based parties to remain viable, an agenda of substantive equality and redistributive justice is needed.

Caste across the kalapani

The long struggle to outlaw caste-based discrimination in the UK finally succeeds.

| May 24, 2013

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