Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicCasteism

Topic: Casteism

Hindu-Americans are in denial about caste. It’s been in religious scriptures for long

Battle lines are being drawn in response to the emergence of caste fissures in the American workplace, thanks to California Civil Rights Department's case against CISCO.

Mughal-e-Azam, Pakeezah to Gadar, Hindi cinema’s Muslim characters are never Pasmandas

Dalit cinema in India has put marginalised Hindus on the silver screen but the Muslim Pasmanda community remains untouched.

Meet Chuni Kotal, the Dalit Advasi woman from Bengal who battled stigma in Indian education

Kotal was the first woman from the Lodha Savaras tribe to graduate and became an idol for the new generation of Dalit Adivasis and women.

Politicians calling each other ‘terrorists’ aren’t doing Punjab a favour

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From Indian crocodile to SRK to ‘casteless’ Hindu, the best of ThePrint Opinion in 2021

These are the top 10 most read and debated Opinion articles from ThePrint in 2021.

Punjab’s many Dalit Sikhs – Ramdasia, Ravidasia, Mazhabis, Ranghretas, Rai, Sansi

Charanjit Singh Channi is a Ramdasia, whose elevation as Punjab CM has propelled the issues and political identity of Dalit Sikhs to the centre stage of the state's politics.

In JNU, works of Gail Omvedt and Dalit scholars are relegated to ‘underground’ networks

I joined JNU’s Centre for Historical Studies in 1995, and found that books and archival materials on Dalits and Adivasis were scarce. Keeping up the Brahminical caste status was a primary motive of these studies.

Jadeja to Swamy to Sikka, Indian celebs flaunting caste identities normalise inequalities

Melbourne University scholars write about routine brandishing of 'upper caste' culture, which reproduces inequalities and makes them dominant representation of a national culture.

How MP Excise Act systemically targets SC, ST, Vimukta communities

Researchers for CPA project analysed 540 FIRs and 5.62 lakh arrests under MP Excise Act to find the continuation of the colonial legacy of branding certain communities as ‘criminal tribes’.

Ministers to Hockey India, all are quiet on casteist attack on Dalit player Vandana Katariya

What do India's sports bodies have in common? Silence on discrimination.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.