While the potters comprise only Muslims, they deal primarily with Hindu wholesale dealers who truck away pots in bulk.
Any celebration of Ahmedabad’s heritage as an icon of peace and unity (of Hindu, Muslim and Jain traditions) must be understood in light of the city’s profound anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim violence.
In 2006-07, the BJP-governed Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to demolish two historical Islamic structures for ‘road expansion’.
Middle-class protests are few and far between in Ahmedabad, but they hold a great significance.
The Sarvaiya family is still recovering from injuries and struggling to make ends meet, all the while waiting for justice that was promised to them a year ago.
At one time, this multi-layered ice-cream was the ultimate luxury, but in recent years it has been overtaken by other desserts
The status of Muslims in the city has improved, but politically they are still irrelevant, and although high rise buildings with American names have sprouted throughout, its ghettos still continue to exist.
The converts said their decision was driven by protracted discrimination, superstition, inequality and the attacks by gau rakshaks in Una earlier this year.
The surplus land taken from feudal landlords in the past is required to be distributed among the landless in Gujarat. However, until now the allotment has only been done on paper.
A nervous Gujarat government does not want to take any chances while Narendra Modi is visiting the state to celebrate his birthday.
Democratic governments must consistently, not opportunistically, recognise and censure social norms that celebrate inequality and discrimination.
India Today TV has exposed how Dalits are not allowed to enter Hindu houses of worship.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
Indian cities are on slow but sure paths towards religious- and caste-based crises. To ensure just and harmonious social growth, it is vital to reverse current trends.
Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram ranked the highest of the 21 cities studied in the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems, but they still lagged behind benchmark cities London and New York.
As the government pours money into urbanisation, some of the more participatory approaches of the past are making way for top-down decision-making
For those of us who have grown up in the Ahmedabad before the collapse of the mills, before the advent of the nouveau riche who now guide or bully the city, Amrita Shah’s lyrical book only reflects the changing tides of the last four decades.