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Caste and access to public spaces: A field study in Suburban Mumbai

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  Vanshree Vankar In India, the historical context of oppression through occupation has given birth to social stratification via caste culture which includes notions of purity and impurity. This brutal history of thousands of years of discrimination restricts the utility of public space in ways both physical and psychological. In turn, these constraints on the …

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The beautiful feeling of falling in love with a Bahujan Ambedkarite

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  Priya This is not going to be a long write-up, the sole purpose of writing this is to share the beautiful revolutionary feeling that we derive when we have fallen in love or have driven support from another Ambedkarite. That moment when I read that person’s name in the book that I took from …

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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

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  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 …