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How the caste census became a national issue and thereby a Brahmin problem

neha yadav

   Neha As the 16th census of India is about to be conducted, several marginalized organizations and leaders have intensified their demand for a caste census. This is happening in the background, when the government is yet to publish the caste wise data of 2011 census and the parliament has been informed that the government …

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The OBC case of ‘House Negro’ and ‘Field Negro’

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  Anand Kshirsagar There was a time in the American antebellum South like Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, and South Carolina where economic, social, political, cultural, and religious relations of the American society were established on the bloody foundations of slavery of blacks. These black slaves were brought bounded in chains from the West Coast of …

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Building the Idea of India: Conserving Brahmanism and the Brahmanical State? Part III

Pinak Banik

  Continued from here. Pinak Banik Gandhi’s attempt to abolish untouchability in the 1930s without ever questioning the varanshrama dharma is like todays fight against Hindutva without recognizing Brahmanism. Gandhi only created a token group of SC representatives, who were never given any chance to voice their issues, which later Saheb Kanshiram defined as the …

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Making sense of the Patel Agitation: Democracy and its discontents

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  Dilip Mandal They are not socially or educationally backward people, not at all. They are not a community on the margins of history, politics or any other social matrix. Rather, they belong to a community which is looked upon with envy by people from other communities in India as they are known to be …

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The Importance of the SECC’s Caste Data, And Why the Government is Choosing To Sit On It

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  Surabhi Agarwal The Indian government recently released data from the socio-economic and caste census (SECC), 2011. The data mostly relates to incomes, standards of living and land-ownership patterns in rural India. However, this data is incomplete, and the most crucial aspects of the SECC, which relate to the caste composition of the Indian population, …

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Casteless Academe, Name-calling Dalits? Part 2

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Anu Ramdas Continued from here.  ‘But you came with a mind as large as the sky to my pocket size house
I thought you had ripped out all those caste things
You came bridging the chasm that divides us
Truly, friend I was really happy
With the naïve devotion of Shabari I arranged the food on your plate
But the …