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The God: Clashing Visions of the Jews and Brahmins

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    Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd The Idea of The God The idea of God even in the twenty first century rules the global human mind more than the state, and the constitutional laws. There is also fear and reverence of God more than just the idea of God. Though rationalism, secularism and liberalism emerged as a …

Features

Was Identity Politics Dead in Uttar Pradesh or was it camouflaged under the garb of developmental politics?

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  Prof Vivek Kumar In 2019, Sudha Pai wrote, “The decade has witnessed weakening of identity politics and simultaneously revival of the BJP”1. Even a lay person can tell you how wrong she is if he/she could go through the debates of the mainstream and YouTube media of the past few days. The media houses …

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The dignity of the underclass is the first casualty: Chandra Bhan Prasad

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad and Pushpendra Johar in a discussion: this is a part of the series of interviews, talks, articles that SAVARI and Round Table India are trying to put together to gather the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic.  Date: 17 April 2020 Pushpendra Johar: Welcome to the discussion. I would like to …

Assertion

Black Brahmins, Black Muslims: Matriliny and Psychology of race in India

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  Umar Nizar In the wake of the election of Narendra Modi, the sociologist Shiv Vishwanathan made the startling claim that Modi’s OBC credentials were obliterated by the fact of his fair skin, which for working class Indians heralded upper class antecedents. (Shiv Vishwanathan himself was caught in a rather strange double bind, having supported …

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Brahmin-Baniya Nexus Through a Subaltern Lens: Review of Akhila Naik’s Bheda

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  Sayali Z It is your claim to equality which hurts them. They want to maintain the status quo. If you continue to accept your lowly status ungrudgingly, continue to remain dirty, filthy, backward, ignorant, poor and disunited, they will allow you to live in peace. The moment you start to raise your level, the …

Features

The merits ascribed to the castes of merit in Indian textbooks

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  Anitya Sanket Apologist arguments in favor of the caste system have not been a recent phenomenon in India. For a deeply oppressive system of social division to have survived more than 3,000 years, it was indispensable to have exponents of Brahmin-Savarna supremacy at successive stages to suppress any sign of a revolt to challenge …