Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Dalit

Meet M. Nagloo, India’s first Dalit hotelier who was famous among British, US travellers

M. Nagloo rose from obscurity to become a prominent figure in late 19th century. His biography, written by his son, is perhaps the first Dalit biography written in English.

Dalit Veda Vyasa was India’s first nation builder. He was the child of an inter-caste union

In ‘Makers of Modern Dalit History’, Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash Paswan write Veda Vyasa’s achievements show how Dalit communities have helped Hinduism revolutionise and reform.

Who are Devendrakula Vellalars and why BJP is wooing them in Tamil Nadu

Hindu Pallars, who have a presence in 28 of Tamil Nadu’s 33 districts and are 17% of the population, want to be classified as Devendrakula Vellalars, a demand the Modi govt has met. 

2 men arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba

The incident took place Friday night when the minor was standing outside her house. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.

Police files FIR against Yuvraj Singh over alleged casteist remarks against Yuzvendra Chahal

Lawyer Rajat Kalsan alleged that Singh's comment had hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community, stating that a large number of people had watched the video on social media.

Amitabh Bachchan was once ‘casteless’ Hindu. Tandav, Ludo now flaunt loud, proud Brahmins

Pankaj Tripathi in Hotstar’s Criminal Justice to Saif Ali Khan in Tandav, Dabangg to Jolly LLB, Bollywood now showcases only Brahmin stories.

‘You will cry forever’ — How a brother killed sister’s husband in Haryana ‘honour killing’

Police have arrested brothers of Komal, a Dalit, for the murder of her husband Neeraj Verma, who belonged to a backward caste.

Teflon Modi does not have one Achilles heel, but two

In the past six years, Modi has taken a series of controversial decisions not caring for tremendous opposition. But two opponents made him blink.

No more Brahmanwada, Maharwada — Maharashtra govt to change caste-based names of localities

Such localities and settlements within Maharashtra to now have names of historical leaders or ‘something else that is appropriate’.

Banned in 1988, this ‘religious’ practice still forces Telangana’s Dalit women into sex slavery

The rescue of a 25-yr-old woman last month has once again brought focus on a centuries-old practice that has morphed into a social evil whose victims suffer deeply.

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Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.