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Features

Padmavati’s Kin: A Conflict without Contradictions

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  Pushpendra Johar Cinema, sexuality and conflict seem closely linked given the kind of commodification the former enables for the latter two. Though, what is almost never discussed is the over-determining factor that guides all these three – caste. As events have unravelled in the past few days with news of a regressive1 and celebrated …

Research

The representation gap

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  Christophe Jaffrelot, Gilles Verniers Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections produced an assembly where many voices can hardly be heard. The representation of Muslims, for instance, is at a historical …

Thought

Bandit in life, MBC in death

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by Chandrabhan Prasad German philosopher George WF Hegel understood Indians fairly well. In his Lectures On The History Of Philosophy, he denounces Indians as “monkey worshippers” who are “incoherent’ in their thought process. Nothing illustrates this better than the way Varna intelligentsia handled Phoolan Devi’s tragic death.