Defeating the Peshwa army in 1818 was a question of defeating those who imposed hundreds of years of untouchability on the Mahars.
In conversation with Sujatha Gidla about her memoir Ants Among Elephants, which provides a sharp take on caste, gender and Left politics in India.
In ‘Why Gandhi Still Matters’, Rajmohan Gandhi helps us understand the Mahatma’s legacy and analyses his ideas of ahimsa, Hindu-Muslim unity as well as his changing stand on the issue of caste.
“At times we get justice when we complain, but on most days discrimination is a way of life for us.”
Deep inside the heartland of India, where jati-dharm have ruled hearts and minds for aeons, divisions along caste lines are etched in stone.
Everything that Ambedkar was firmly opposed to is being used to hypocritically subvert his message.
There are numerous cases that highlight the extent to which implicit caste biases creep into Indian courts.
It is the responsibility of non-Dalit journalists to be casteless and fight for equality in the country.
Freedom Under Fire: 300 Municipal Sweepers Pool in for Kanhaiya’s Fine; AYUSH Minister Says Doctors Advising Against Ayurveda are ‘Anti-national’
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.