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  • Dalits in a flux

    Dalits in a flux

    Protests triggered by the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and other Dalit and tribal organizations over Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide have drawn comparisons with the suicide by the Dalit Ph D scholar, Rohit Vemula, in 2016, one that had convulsed campuses across the country.

    June 8, 2019
  • India should shun caste system: Dalai Lama

    India should shun caste system: Dalai Lama

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday condemned the discriminating caste system in India, saying it should be discontinued. Interacting briefly with over 1,000 foreign tourists at the Tsuglagkhang courtyard here, he expressed admiration at the secular nature of India’s thousands of years tradition which respects all religious traditions. “India is home to all …

    April 16, 2018
  • Fighting the caste system’s iniquities in a uniquely Bengali way

    Fighting the caste system’s iniquities in a uniquely Bengali way

    Title: Along Deep Lonely Alleys: Baul-Fakir-Dervish of Bengal; Author: Sudhir Chakravarti; Translator: Utpal K. Banerjee; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 390; Price: Rs 595 Long-entrenched and still pervasive in Indian society, the oppressive caste system has even moved from its Hindu moorings to infect other faiths entering or originating in the subcontinent and defied centuries of …

    October 4, 2017