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Comprehending Honour Killings in India

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  Aniruddha Mahajan Honour killing is an ugly reality in India. In fact, the nation where the societal structure is based on caste system, such incidents will not astonish much but will surely hamper the esteem of the nation. In the 21st century, the prevalence of caste based violence and systematic cum indirect operation of …

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Coronavirus may leave soon, but when will the caste virus leave?

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Keerthi Nathan During the first week of April, there was a news report about a man who was reportedly killed for allegedly marrying outside his caste. The incident was reported to have taken place in a village in Tiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu. This alleged honor killing was carried out when the state was amidst …

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Love in the Times of ‘Caste Killings’

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  Purnachandra Naik Review of the novel ‘Pyre‘ by Perumal Murugan Title: Pyre Author: Perumal Murugan Translator: Aniruddhan Vasudevan Publisher: Penguin Books India Pages: 200 Price: 399 rupees In a society yet to wake up from the deep slumber of caste practices, love across caste lines is a formidable “crime”. In a society yet to …