The writer is professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
A sharp critique, not only of the persistent realities of caste but also of the prevailing state of Dalit politics
An effort at “unlocking” the essential Ambedkar, to open up a space to discuss the concerns he articulated and wrote about.
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
An ‘upgraded’ National Commission for Backward Classes expands policy framework on caste, but it must also acknowledge its evolving nature
The violence must not be divorced from the larger context of that time.
HSGPC is a response to perceptions of SAD dominance over the SGPC.
The question of representation should not be reduced to one religious minority.
Khaps are a cover for the crisis of patriarchal authority in northwest India
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?