Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Dalit

Nangeli — the forgotten Dalit woman who stood up against Travancore’s ‘breast tax’

In 'Her Stories: Indian Women Down the Ages’, Deepti Priya Mehrotra recounts women from Indian history whose contributions have been all but forgotten.

Dominant castes can’t digest Dalit progress. It’s why they attack reservation with propaganda

According to a paper published by Brandeis University, challenges to reservation best represent the attack on the Dalit revolution.

Not civil servants, engineers, or teachers, politicians always dine at poor Dalit homes

For violent casteists, the photos signal continued caste supremacy, for benevolent casteists, they signal a savior complex that preserves their moral superiority.

In Mysuru village, Dalit man alleges assault over ‘pani puri’. Lingayats file counter-complaint.

6 held under SC/ST Act. Dalit man claims attackers hurled ‘casteist slurs’, Lingayats say Dalit family incited violence. Both cases being investigated, says Mysuru Rural SP R Chetan.

Attacks’ on Christian prayer meets continue in Karnataka after anti-conversion bill brought in

The Christian community has alleged that attacks on its members have risen since the Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill was mooted in September.

Mayawati still has a ‘pull’ for Dalit voters. And now BJP is making inroads into Jatavs too

While a large section of Jatav voters still seem in favour of Mayawati-led BSP, 'smaller' Dalit communities form an impressive vote bank when combined.

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.

‘Caste didn’t lead to sacking’ — Uttarakhand Dalit midday meal cook likely to get job back

Sunita Devi was allegedly fired after students refused to eat food cooked by her. Officials say parents opposed her appointment as it was not according to norms.

Don’t just cheer removal of Deepa Mohanan’s director. Why was casteist prof hired, promoted?

Caste bias isn't new. But where Rohith Vemula, Delta Meghwal, and Payal Tadvi failed, Deepa Mohanan has an answer.

Diwali isn’t what you thought it was—It’s actually Deep Daan Utsav, a Buddhist festival

For Dalits, festivals are important to rethink history. Deep Daan Utsav belongs to Ashoka—what history missed out on.

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Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat’s right — no word wounds Hindus like kafir does

In South Africa, the word kaffir, as the blacks were pejoratively called, has been outlawed. It's time India too bans 'kafir'.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.