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Kerala Flood Relief & Syrian Christian Caste Arrogance (Part 2)

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes This is a transcript of the second video in the series of interviews Dalit Camera had documented in Kerala on the flood relief operations. The video was taken by Dr. Ravichandran Bathran; the translation was done by Mrudula Bhavani. {youtube}s-yb2zKJ2WM{/youtube} Interviewer: Can you tell us about the caste porridge …

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Caste, Family, Self: Savarna Christian Perspectives

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Nidhin Shobhana (This is a short report on a self-perception survey conducted among Young Syrian Christians as a part the author’s MPhil Coursework in Centre for Studies in Discrimination and Exclusion, JNU) What is the value of a perception survey? The Mandal Commission in its ‘socio-educational’ household survey asked the participants the following question— Do …

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Savarna Christian contributions to ‘Hindu’ Nationalism: The example of Srambickal Kuruvilla George

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  Nidhin Shobhana (Paper presented at the India International Islamic Academic Conference held on 8-9 October, 2016, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi.)  Abstract: By late 19th century and early 20th century, one finds the emergence of an ‘upper-caste’ Christian public sphere comprised of theologians who identified themselves with the values of ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindu Nationalism’. …

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Caste in the Name of Christ: An angry note on the Syrian Christian Caste

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  Nidhin Shobhana For many days now, I have been grappling with a strong sense of unrest within me. I am thankful to the recent debates on Arundhati Roy and her mighty long introduction to ‘S. Anand’s critically annotated Annihilation of Caste’ which inspired me to finally ventilate this unrest. Oops! I forgot to mention …

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The Murder of Dalit-Bahujan King Mahabali and the Myth of Onam

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James Michael (For Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes) Onam is the only national festival of Kerala that has assumed a universal secular character. Other popular festivals like Christmas or Bakrid are closely identified with particular religions like Christianity and Islam. Although many Keralities participate in non-Hindu festivals, Onam assumes its certain universality in terms of …