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Thursday, August 18, 2022

caste system


Anshul Avijit writes: My grandfather, Jagjivan Ram, drank from the ‘savarna’ pitcher. It’s a miracle he didn’t get killed

August 16, 2022 9:14 pm

Babu Jagjivan Ram one day drank water from the prohibited pitcher, faced violence and boycott. A hundred years later -- after freedom, democracy, and a million pledges to equity -- a nine-year-old boy from Rajasthan got killed for that very reason.

Kabir Jayanti 2022: The poet who practised 'bhakti' by denouncing caste system

June 14, 2022 9:51 pm

Kabir defied hegemony through his usage of a simple language that could reach the crowds and enlighten them with his message of a casteless Indian society

The Reading Room: 7 experts on the books they wish people read more to understand India’s caste history and politics

May 01, 2022 10:07 am

From BR Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste to Gita Ramaswamy’s memoir, a range of books explore the realities of Dalit marginalisation

Ambedkar Jayanti 2022: Wishes, images, quotes, status, and messages

April 14, 2022 11:43 am

Happy Ambedkar Jayanti 2022 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Ambedkar, who was born into poverty, campaigned against the Indian caste system

Stop right here

December 09, 2018 12:45 am

State road transport bus drivers, conductors don’t find rooms at night in Kullu district due to a strict caste system. Now it’s a matter of an inquiry

Across the aisle- India at 70: The curse of caste

August 27, 2017 12:12 am

How and why the caste system has survived through the centuries is a puzzle. Why did the Kshatriyas and Vaishyas, who had power and money, accept the Brahmin as their superior? Why was the guru invariably a Brahmin?

Caste system in ancient India not rigid: Author Amish Tripathi

January 25, 2016 2:41 pm

Amish Tripathi — who is known for his interpretations of Indian mythology — cites current genetic research to make his case.

Dictum & Diaspora: Kumari Selja isn't India's enemy; the abhorrent caste system is

December 08, 2015 1:33 pm

One must admit that the successive Congress and the BJP regimes have done little to fight the caste system.

Sardar Patel’s police force

May 11, 2015 12:00 am

National security needs that led him to press for the IPS are as alive as ever

Inter-caste marriages in national interest: SC

April 20, 2011 3:43 am

Khap panchayats illegal,have to be ‘ruthlessly stamped out’,says court.