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Corona, Social Disruption and Academic Anxieties

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  Umar Nizar The Journal of Extreme Anthropology recently carried a study by an Indian academic on the forced movement of millions of migrant labourers and their families across the states, and mostly into the Gangetic Delta. The domain under consideration, for too long has been infected with the caste virus. The author of the …

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Why did Dalit become the mascot for the caste system?

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  Gaurav Somwanshi  This piece is in continuation with its previous part, the fourth question in a series of seven, but it can be read independently too. This is going to be the longest question to attempt an answer.   4. You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls …

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The Question of Reservation and the Future of the Dalit-Bahujanas in India

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  Mahitosh Mandal Everyone who feels moved by the deplorable condition of the Untouchables begins by saying: ‘We must do something for the Untouchables’. One seldom hears any of the persons interested in the problem saying: ‘Let us do something to change the Hindu’. ~ B R Ambedkar, ‘Untouchables or the Children of India’s Ghetto’ …