Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicCaste system

Topic: caste system

Opposing inclusion of ‘caste’ in US university is wilful caste blindness

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Dalit cook Sunita Devi resisted in Uttarakhand. And became a potential Rosa Parks for India

Sunita Devi and some Dalit students' resistance after her sacking over dominant caste kids' refusal to eat mid-day meal cooked by her has parallels with American Rosa Parks's defiance.

Becoming a Hindu is not that easy. Even if a Waseem Rizvi turns into Jitendra Tyagi

Rizvi’s conversion poses a predicament for the Hindu religion. It can’t be as simple as someone converting to Islam, Christianity, Sikhism or Judaism.

Why the farmers’ protest is led by Sikhs of Punjab

The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.

We must applaud Thol Thirumavalavan’s stand on Manusmriti. BJP attacking the messenger

In US, Hindu nationalists avoid discussing the caste system and Manusmriti, but want to be seen as allies in the fight for racial and gender equality.

Arundhati Roy joins Shashi Tharoor, Kangana Ranaut in list of ‘casteless’ upper-caste Indians

In a recent event for her new book, the author claimed she wasn’t Brahmin because her mother is Christian and her father belonged to the Brahmo Samaj.

Kangana Ranaut isn’t casteless. Her elders passed on an invisible code to her

Kangana Ranaut is an upper caste Indian like Shashi Tharoor, Amitabh Bachchan or Nitin Gadkari, who say they believe in a casteless society and are caste-blind.

To understand UP’s U-turn from Bahujans to Brahmins, last 3 elections are key

The ongoing clamour in Uttar Pradesh to become the voice of the Brahmins shows the diminishing returns of focusing solely on Bahujan politics.

Both upper caste and quota creamy layer cite merit. But their goals are different

A ‘review’ of India’s reservation system can be undertaken. But the solution involves looking into the theories propounded by John Rawls, Ambedkar, and Gandhi.

TikTokers dubbed ‘Shudras of internet’: Indians didn’t spare even social media from casteism

The irony is that social media, which was supposed to be a democratic space for every section of society, has been categorised into caste hierarchies.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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