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Castes among Indian Muslims

basharat ahmed

  Dr. Basharat Ahmed (Translation of Dr Ahmed’s Marathi article published in Loksatta) I have received many responses via email from readers of my article ‘Dharmiya Aarakshanache A (Vastav)’ (Reality of Religion based Reservations) published in Loksatta on 31st October 2013. Some of those while asking questions on certain aspects have also expressed the desire that …

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Brahmin identity politics: A short note

gaurav somwanshi

   Gaurav Somwanshi Here is Kuffir’s brief analysis of the Brahmin hegemony (recently shared on social media):  “let’s recognize this: the brahmins are superior. look at the number of presidents, prime ministers, chief ministers, ministers, party presidents, doctors, engineers, scientists, nobel/magsaysay winners, corporate presidents/directors, editors, columnists, university heads, professors, writers, playwrights, actors, directors, bureaucrats, diplomats, …

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Dalits and mainstream media in Maharashtra

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  Sunil Dudhe The elections are over and we have a reactionary, nationalist and totalitarian believer as our ruler. And soon after the elections we had an outburst of caste atrocities all over the country. And particularly in Maharashtra, which has a tradition of reporting bias in events of caste atrocities, such incidents have been …