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How does India's caste system work?

dorling kindersley Read Arundhati Roy's cover story on the Caste system India's caste system is a social structure that divides different groups into ranked categories. Members of higher castes have a greater social status than individuals of ... Prospect, 1 week ago

India's shame

Villagers protest in New Delhi in April against the gang rape of a Dalit girl in nearby Haryana state. RAVEENDRAN / AFP My father was a Hindu, a Brahmo. I never met him until I was an adult. I grew up with my mother in a Syrian Christian family ...
 Prospect1 week ago

Need For Simultaneous Fight against Class Exploitation & Caste Oppression

THE anti-people policies of the BJP and the Congress have made it very difficult for most of the people to run their day-to-day life. Though they have affected everybody, the worst affected are the rural poor, mainly agricultural workers. Most of ...
 Peoples Democracy.in2 weeks ago

Mayawati & Satish Chandra Mishra

Photo: Tehelka Archives Right through her political career, Mayawati has had to periodically finetune the available options before her to stay afloat. This happened 20 years ago when Behenji was only 39 years of age: a low-caste daughter of a ...
 Tehelka2 weeks ago
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The right to be a Philistine

Bollywood demands the right to be Philistine and I wonder why many resist granting them that right. Illustration / Devdutt Patnaik Time and again, shortly after a star-studded mega masala movie has been released, I find people at parties ...
 Mid Day3 weeks ago

Contaminating Confucius: Christianity in China

Bismarckunderstood that the meaning of the concept of separation of Church and State wasnotthat the State should have no religion, nor even that it should not discriminate between citizens on the basis of religion. It was that the Church hitherto ...
 Global Research3 weeks ago

Understanding Caste Globally: A Panel Discussion with Arundhati Roy

A few months after her speech in University of Kerala accusing Mahatma Gandhi for propagating and rationalizing caste violence, Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy joined in a Panel Discussion at Presidential Ballroom of Columbia University ...
 Examiner.com1 month ago

To Be Powerless Is Not To Be Defeated Uttarakhand, the 27th State of the Republic of India is also referred to as Devbhoomi , or Land of the Gods, believed by Hindus to be where the sage Vyasa authored the epic Mahabharata . The sacred waters of the Ganges originate ...
 Counter Currents1 month ago

Virata Purusha and the Four Varnas.

The Purushasuktam, an exquisite hymn in the Rig Veda gives an expansive portrayal of the Supreme Being where the entire creation is depicted in the form of a Cosmic person. It has a beautiful description of the Four Varnas born from the limbs of the ...
 Speaking Tree1 month ago

Immigration and normative science

Democratic societies have a built-in sociological mechanism of gravitating towards moderation and social evolution There are two different styles of debating an issue: those who prefer the pretty arguments (normative) and those who choose ...
 Pakistan Today1 month ago
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