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The Brahmanisation of Textbooks in Karnataka

Redant The textbook revision committee for classes 1-10 constituted by the Karnataka state government and headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha has created a storm in the state. Apart from the derisive insults that Chakrathirtha has made against leading Dalit-Bahujan writers and activists, his sexist posts on social media have also gone viral.[i] The committee has also …


Caste in India

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Gail Omvedt [Written in the year 2008] (A Reply to the Hindu Council of UK essay on “The Caste System”) * I owe thanks to Michael Witzel for his note citing Vedic references on caste and his careful reading of an earlier version of this essay. Introduction The essay submitted by the Hindu Council of …