A recent survey has revealed that tackling the lack of awareness on reservations among those entitled to it is critical to improve the policy.
While there will be three major changes under the Modi government’s new OBC commission, it won’t transform how we approach caste-based inequalities.
Having witnessed B.R. Ambedkar in person, Ramesh Tukaram Shinde’s collection of books and acute memory of a long-gone era are a gift for both scholars and the public.
Today’s leaders present themselves as Ambedkar bhakts but will not dare follow his path for if they did, this would lead not just to a change in society but to a change of society.
If cow protection entails the joining of forces between the moral and the state police, the law will simply allow lawlessness in its name.
Although many doubt the sincerity of the BJP’s new-found respect for Ambedkar, as long as there is space for women like Chhaya Wankhede on stage, his revolutionary thoughts will continue to spread.
There are numerous cases that highlight the extent to which implicit caste biases creep into Indian courts.
The oblique nature of structural violence leaves invisible marks on a Dalit student’s body and psyche that no autopsy can reveal.
The BJP has been capitalising on an anti-Yadav sentiment that has been brewing against the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
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.