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The Caste of Right to Religion: The Peculiar Case of Umashankar

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  Bobby Kunhu Amidst all the #acchedin of ghar wapsi and the demands for anti-conversion laws, a peculiar case has been brewing in Tamil Nadu – a case that would have been amusing – if not for the tragic locations surrounding it. As I write this piece, I am watching an interview on Thanthi TV …

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Varnas only celebrate their intelligence

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad A few years ago, a former foreign secretary had said, “Dalits don’t fit into the Indian Civil Services’ culture.” What the retired (Varna) civil servant seemed to be saying was: a civil servant is meant to govern people and not serve them.  This seems to be the culture of the Varna …