Dalits

Caste on the streets

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

| Jul 21, 2020

Gatecrashing the gurukuls

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

| Feb 12, 2016

Refreshing the soil

The path of Buddhism can end the curse of caste.

| Apr 01, 2010

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. Is Chandrabhan Prasad opposed to OBC reservations because they do not ‘deserve’ it, or because he wants to …

| Sep 04, 2006

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Notes from a ‘hybrid regime’

Reflections on authoritarianism in today's Pakistan.

The global branding of caste

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.