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Ambedkar helped me embrace the ‘emotional’ within the rational

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  Akhil Kang I think I have lost count of the number of times I have felt immensely guilty of getting what I have got because of my caste. I remember sitting in my university classes, people looking directly at my face and saying ‘some lower castes’ individuals do not deserve to be here, because …

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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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Gender Outlawed: The Supreme Court judgment on third gender and its implications

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  Gee Imaan Semmalar Justice KS Radhakrishnan Panicker and Justice AK Sikri delivered a Supreme Court judgment on April 15,2014. That is all that can be said clearly. Who the judgment includes or excludes in its understanding of transgenders, whether transgenders can identify as male/female or third sex, what is being guaranteed to us as …