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The Real Remedy for Breaking Caste

Dhamma Darshan

  Dhamma Darshan Nigam   “I am convinced that the real remedy is inter-marriage. Fusion of blood can alone create the feeling of being kith and kin, and unless this feeling of kinship, of being kindred, becomes paramount, the separatist feeling—the feeling of being aliens—created by Caste will not vanish. Among the Hindus, inter-marriage must …

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Dealing with old foes: Perpetual Exclusion and Loneliness

akshit sangomla

Akshit Sangomla My name is Akshit Sangomla. I work as a senior reporter at the Down To Earth magazine in Delhi. I report and write stories on climate change, natural disasters, astronomy, artificial intelligence and other science (and technology) related topics – something that Rohith Vemula would have loved to do but was not allowed …

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Dalit masculinity/patriarchy: the latest brahman feminist gripe

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  Bishaldeb Halder ‘It is true that intellect by itself is no virtue. It is only a means and the use of means depends upon the ends which an intellectual person pursues. An intellectual man can be a good man, but he can easily be a rogue. Similarly, an intellectual class may be a band …

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What demands the sacrifice of a Bahujan body in India?

jyoti nisha

  Jyoti Nisha What’s common between the fisherman’s son Parshya from Nagraj Manjule’s film Sairat, and the real life of a 24-year-old Pranay, a Bahujan from Mala community from Telangana, Hyderabad who was hacked to death in front of his 21-year-old pregnant wife who belonged to the Komati caste (who claim to be Vaishya), an …

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Will Guddu Rangeela prove to be a beginning?

arvind shesh

  Arvind Shesh So will the movie Guddu Rangeela prove to be a beginning of sorts? Both the protagonists of the movie, Guddu and Rangeela, are Dalit. That is one of the most daring and special things about the movie. The notorious khap panchayats of Haryana, their barbaric decisions against inter-caste lovers and how they deal …

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Brahmins preferred: The Caste of Sexuality

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  Akshay Pathak Advancing the most penetrative and succinct theory of caste, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar had this to say in 1916 when he first presented his paper ‘Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development’: This sub-division of a society is quite natural. But the unnatural thing about these sub-divisions is that they have …

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Pitting Love against Love, the Hindu Moral Code on Sex and Sexuality

hari prasad

  Hari Prasad “Students of social organization have been content with noting the difference between equality and inequality. None have realized that in addition to equality and inequality there is such a thing as graded inequality….. To make the thing concrete the Brahmanic law of marriage is full of inequity. The right of Brahmana to …