The Caste Conundrum

Ram Madhav

Hammering an institution that outlived its utility

Nagraj Manjule: The Troubadour of Our Times

Nagraj Manjule’s third feature film is yet another sharp critique of upper-caste oppression, establishing him as the truthteller of Marathi cinema and beyond

Amitabh Bachchan: National Coach

Who better than the grand patriarch of Bollywood to make caste visible and audible in his new film?

The White Tigers

Hindi movies that talk directly about caste oppression are still rare. Despite rampant self-censorship, that might be changing

Defining Indian Cuisine

Do caste and social hierarchies create barriers to our culinary exchanges?

Missing in the Scene

Why mainstream Hindi cinema rarely raises caste as a social issue

Is it a Wave or a Whirl?

In the hinterland of Haryana, it’s a mix of caste and cult

A Hidden Firebrand

On the occasion of the publication in English of his novel One Part Woman, Tamil writer Perumal Murugan talks about growing up a reader in a family of farmers and getting into trouble writing about caste

Caste Yes Bar for Music

Guruvayur temple stops a Dalit musician from performing on its premises

The Temporary Nikaah

As this case of a 17-year-old girl shows, the perverse practice of Arabikalyanam still persists in Kerala


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