The police insist the 2013 death of the Dalit man at the epicentre of upper caste violence over his engagement to a Vanniyar woman in Tamil Nadu was a suicide. But the evidence does not support this claim.
Ajay Verghese’s The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence looks at the colonial past to understand why some parts of India suffer from communal conflict while others suffer from caste conflict.
Derided as rat eaters, a large number of Musahars in Bihar villages see education for their children as the only way out of the oppression they face daily, but the going is still tough.
Demands are growing in coastal Karnataka for the revival of kambala, the buffalo race which has feudalism stamped all over.