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The Politics of Food Culture: The Holy Cow and The Unholy Swine

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The New Materialists The Brahminical left in this campus (JNU) in the name of secularism supports every religion instead of critiquing it. As Marx said, “Religion is the opium of the masses”: the Indian Parliamentary left comfortably forgets this for their vote banks of Majority Hindus and Minority Muslims. Secularism is not supporting all religions …

Research

Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3: The Impact of the Aryan Invasion of India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) (Part 3 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)) ~ [Translator’s Note: This …

Heritage

The Self-creation of the Brahmans

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Gail Omvedt   [An excerpt from the chapter ‘The Background to Buddhism’ in her book, ‘Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste’] Indian Brahmans as they have evolved over the centuries represent one of the most unique elites that any society has produced. They trace their origins back to Vedic times, where they were priests …