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Dr. Ambedkar and the Question of Caste Identity

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Dr. SPVA Sairam In India, caste is the major form of identity that dictates every walk of life, from womb to tomb. This article aims to deal with the question of caste identity of Scheduled Castes through the lens of Dr. Ambedkar. Broadly speaking, there are two aspects to this question of Caste Identity. Firstly, …


What’s in a surname?

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  Tejas Harad We are a caste society. Everybody has a caste here. Castes are classified in four varnas: Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra (in descending order of hierarchy), but there is a fifth category too. If a person’s caste doesn’t come under in any of the four varnas, they are literally an outcaste (Avarna, …