In this extract from The Lottery of Birth: On Inherited Social Inequalities, Namit Arora talks about parsing through the fiction that he is the sole author of his success and about the wilful blindness among Indians about their inherited privileges.
A story about adolescence and sexual violence
Graffiti on the walls of Europe’s old churches reveals the real Middle Ages – a world far removed from knights and damsels.
In challenging Brahmanical hegemony, and class and gender norms, Sairat reflects Ambedkar’s vision of a just and egalitarian society.
At a single stroke, the rape and murder of a Dalit law student has fully exposed the dimensions of social exclusion in contemporary Kerala.
Ideas of hygiene, concealment, morality and class emerged in parallel with the emergence of mass production in the 19th century in the Western world, leading to the introduction of gender-specific underwear.
The Gender Beat: Hostile Neighbours, Indifferent Police in Kerala Rape-Murder; Women’s Commission to Study Triple Talaq
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality