Showing 12 Result(s)
Assertion

Logarithmic castes in Kerala and exponential pride

nair service society

Navin Sambrani While the caste elite, being twice born enjoy the exponentially `squared ‘ status, the Keralite caste elite, savouring their status owing to erstwhile informal marital alliances with the twice born, are its logarithmic inverse (square rooted, to the power of two) counterparts. Life thus shrinks into itself, in all its tropical pestilence. Shashi …

Features

Maratha Kranti (Muk) Morcha: When will Maratha women cross the threshold?

sandhya gawali

Sandhya Gawali Maratha Community has been organizing massive silent rallies (muk morcha) in various districts in a strong display of restlessness. The immediate reason behind the march is the brutal rape and murder of a teenager Maratha girl in kopardi, Ahmadnagar district, Maharashtra. The three suspects in this case belong to the Dalit community. Firstly, …

Assertion

Caste Attacks on Buddhists in Nashik (Part 2)

nashik 4

  Amar Khade What actually happened in Talegaon? According to reliable sources, this is what happened: around 8.30 to 9 pm on 8th October 2016, after finishing his dinner, the alleged perpetrator (a Dalit boy aged 14 years) was chatting with his two Maratha friends near his house. The victim, a minor Maratha girl, was the …

Features

Some Innocent Questions for Maratha Brothers and Sisters

pruthviraj rama gorakh 2

  Pruthviraj Rama Gorakh On the 13th of July, an incident of brutal rape and murder took place in Kopardi village of Ahmadnagar district in Maharashtra, and shook up the state socio-politically. A 15-year-old girl had been raped and murdered by three men from the same locality. The act was a height of perversion in …

Features

Making sense of the Patel Agitation: Democracy and its discontents

dilip mandal india today 1

  Dilip Mandal They are not socially or educationally backward people, not at all. They are not a community on the margins of history, politics or any other social matrix. Rather, they belong to a community which is looked upon with envy by people from other communities in India as they are known to be …

Thought

Going backward

surinder jodhka

  Surinder S. Jodhka The Jats, without doubt, have been the most important and powerful caste community in the rural landscapes of northwest India. The sources of their dominance have typically been their control over agricultural lands, their demographics and their networks beyond the village. However, unlike the other “dominant castes”, such as the Marathas …