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Gandhi’s Caste and Guha’s Upper Caste Identity Politics

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  Nidhin Shobhana In today’s editorial page of Indian Express, Ramachandra Guha has written an essay by the title ‘Does Gandhi have a Caste?‘[1] In the essay, Guha tries really hard to establish how Gandhi swept against caste, weaved against caste, sanitized toilets against caste, so on and so forth. He also quotes extensively from …

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Casteless Academe, Name-calling Dalits?

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Anu Ramdas Adivasi, dalit and lower shudra women are more often co-workers in the fields, kilns, mines, factories and neighborhoods than co-learners and professionals in institutions and organizations. The reverse is true for women belonging to upper castes. Majority of women are caught in manual occupations and only a tiny section of women get to …