Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicCasteism

Topic: Casteism

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.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

After Neville Shah’s ‘quota’ clip, Indian comedians called out for past casteist, sexist jokes

Old tweets and videos of several popular comedians have surfaced on social media where they made sexist, casteist and Islamophobic jokes.

How Instagram reels is a mirror to modern casteism in India

Instagram Reels feels like you've entered an expensive restaurant where you can be mocked for your clothes, accent, and pronunciation.

Violence, ‘caste slurs, changed vibe’ — fallout in Delhi neighbourhood after Muslim-Dalit wedding

A mob of around 10-20 men went on a rampage in Delhi's Harijan Basti after they came to know about the couple’s marriage. Police have arrested seven persons for the violence so far.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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