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Thought

Beyond the Fairy Tales of India

Braj R Mani

  Braj Ranjan Mani There is little awareness about a more or less institutionalised arrangement of normalising, if not glorifying, the oppressive past from which the privileged continue to derive profit and pleasure. Invented histories, myth-making, and armoury of stereotypes merge to create convenient narratives and myths which masquerade as the history of India. The …

Features

The Strange Meaning of Teachers’ Day in India

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Ratnesh Katulkar Varnanam brahmano guru! Meaning: among all the varnas only the Brahmin can be appointed as a teacher. This dictum is followed in Indian society from time immemorial. But in contrast to this principle there has been frequent mention of a non-brahmin teacher called Shukracharya, the guru of the Rakshasas, in the Vedas and …

Research

Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3: The Impact of the Aryan Invasion of India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) (Part 3 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)) ~ [Translator’s Note: This …