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Saturday, August 20, 2022



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: Date, importance and significance

April 13, 2022 2:37 pm

B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti 2022 date: Bhim Jayanti was first observed in 1928 by Janardan Sadashiv Ranapisay, and it was declared a public holiday in more than 25 Indian states and union territories.

Karnataka anti-untouchability scheme named after Dalit boy, family displaced

March 30, 2022 7:39 am

The scheme has been named after a three-year-old Dalit Vinay, whose family, residents of Miyapur village in Koppal district, was slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 by the village leaders in September last year for the boy’s “offence” of straying into a local temple.

Learning about modern-day Untouchability is a step in the right direction

May 23, 2021 8:57 am

The past year has been one of unprecedented loss and change. I hope that as we “uncover” and discuss more history, 2021 is one of empathy, love, and growth.

Is your food Indian?

February 08, 2020 8:24 pm

Disgust or shock at what other people eat is a failure of the imagination.

Casteism, untouchability biggest banes of India: Yogi Adityanath in Gujarat

April 09, 2018 2:06 am

Yogi Adityanath referred to his BJP government in Uttar Pradesh and said that unlike other governments, BJP governments always try to bring development on the lines of 'Sab ka Sath, Sabka Vikas.'

A marriage sharpens caste divide in Kerala village

June 23, 2017 3:54 am

After girl elopes with upper-caste man in village bordering Tamil Nadu, SC residents agitate in temple alleging they face discrimination, upper castes deny. The settlement, spread over 20 acres, has 460 families, with 133 houses occupied by Chakkliyan families. Other families are of upper-caste Gounders and various Hindu communities.

View from the right: New untouchability

April 17, 2015 1:12 am

Quoting B.R. Ambedkar, the Organiser editorial says that untouchability has ruined the so-called untouchables, Hindus and ultimately the nation.

VHP says new campaign to end caste bias, untouchability

March 22, 2015 9:13 am

'Make friends with families of other castes, share happy and sad moments.'

Untouchability, bias is why Hindus convert, admits RSS’s UP face

March 21, 2015 3:57 am

He was addressing reporters about resolutions passed by the RSS at its All India Pratinidhi Sabha meeting in Nagpur recently.