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Shock and awe

The many lives of Malayalam magical realism.

| Jun 28, 2021

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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Isabel Wilkerson’s recent book fails to unpack caste, but hints at potential for new solidarities.

Swear not by the moon

The contentious politics of lunar sighting in Pakistan.

The storyteller of Kovilpatti

On Ki Rajanarayanan, the father of Karisal literature.