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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Surinder S. Jodhka

The writer is professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

One Above the Other
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

A sharp critique, not only of the persistent realities of caste but also of the prevailing state of Dalit politics

Signposts for the Future
Sat, Jan 26, 2019

An effort at “unlocking” the essential Ambedkar, to open up a space to discuss the concerns he articulated and wrote about.

No return to ’80s
Sat, Dec 08, 2018

Attack on Nirankari gathering has triggered fears of return of militancy in Punjab. But the state, still haunted by violence, will maintain peace at all costs

Because caste didn’t go away
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

An ‘upgraded’ National Commission for Backward Classes expands policy framework on caste, but it must also acknowledge its evolving nature

Lessons of 1984
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The violence must not be divorced from the larger context of that time.

Gurdwara as arena
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

HSGPC is a response to perceptions of SAD dominance over the SGPC.

Diversify this
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

The question of representation should not be reduced to one religious minority.

The purposes of ‘tradition’
Mon, Oct 15, 2012

Khaps are a cover for the crisis of patriarchal authority in northwest India

Muslim, in other words
Thu, Mar 08, 2007

Why is the CPM suddenly championing the Muslim cause? Has the ‘Muslim question’ become a question of ‘social justice’? What does this have to do with the Sachar Committee Report?