caste politics

Lining Up for 2024

Rajeev Deshpande

Nitish Kumar’s decision to reunite with RJD is a major realignment forced by his sense of political vulnerability

An Endearing Enigma

How does one explain India abroad?

The Culture of Caste

The sociology of violence in popular cinema

Khap Panchayat: What’s in a Surname?

A khap panchayat in Haryana fights the stigma of caste

The Angry Maratha

How the silent march for reservations has become a violent protest

Narendra Modi: Still the Unchallenged

Karnataka adds to the aura of Modi on his fourth anniversary in office

A Vicarious Win for Modi

A complacent Congress and a hortatory Hindutva campaign make way for the BJP in Karnataka

Playing With Faith

With the Congress cashing in on the Lingayats’ demand for a separate religious identity, Karnataka’s caste politics comes full circle on the eve of a nervous Assembly election

Historical Wrongs and the Present

Dalit assertion is no excuse for violence against neutral parties

Sujatha Gidla: Identity Crisis

Sujatha Gidla is a subway conductor in New York with an Indian backstory of caste and isolation, now captured in a critically acclaimed memoir


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