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Typing Out on the Keyboard: A Colonial Spectre or Failure of the Indian Nation-State

vinod kumar

Vinod Kumar I was writing something down, jotting down my thoughts about a certain incident, or perhaps, it was merely a random idea; it was a feeling I wanted to note down soon after having my breakfast. In the middle of recording my thoughts in English, I felt the urgent need to write a few …

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Understanding Cultural and Social Capital of Savarnas

pranav

Pranav Jeevan P Why is the assertion of Bahujans branded as identity politics based on caste, but the savarna assertions are termed as “culture”, “tradition” and “merit”? The dominance of rituals and performance of savarna hegemony is the sign of cultural penetration of caste hierarchies in all sections of society. It is the institutions which …

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Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences (Part 2)

Mudassir Ali Lone RTI DP

  Mudasir Ali Lone This is in continuation of the Part 1 published here. Whenever someone tells me that there’s no caste in Kashmir (and I’m told that a lot), I can’t help but think of the terms that are part of our daily language, for example, Kaaluh Waatul (literal translation: black chamaar). It’s a …

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Upper Caste Hegemony Through Linguistic Chauvinism: Some Glimpses from Odisha

sumit turuk

  Sumit Turuk “Language enforced by the upper castes of this country on the marginalized communities is just like the Vasuki snake from the Samudra manthan (churning of the ocean episode in Bhagvata Purana) where the Devas (the upper caste linguistic chauvinists) get all control over the wealth and riches (knowledge production, hegemony, perpetuation of …