Caste Politics



 |  6-minute read
Caste Politics, Ram Manohar Lohia, Janata Party, Congress

5 reasons behind fall of socialists in India

Once, they had a strong base among the middle class, working class and thinking class. What they couldn’t generate was leadership to keep this support intact.


 |  4-minute read
Caste Politics, N Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh

Naidu’s ministry reshuffle shows identity politics can't be wished away

Andhra Pradesh CM inducted his only child, Nara Lokesh, as the state’s minister for information technology and panchayati raj.


 |   Long-form
Caste Politics, Reservations, Indian Muslims

Is Muslims demanding a 5 per cent quota in Maharashtra unconstitutional?

Economic backwardness is a bitter reality for the community and the state can’t run away from it.


 |  7-minute read
Caste Politics, Jisha Rape, Rohith Vemula, Casteism

The return of caste and the need for recasting caste-mindscape

In the land of hundreds and thousands of Jishas and Rohith Vemulas, Tina Dabi must be celebrated but only as an exception.


 |  5-minute read
Perumal Murugan, Intolerance, Caste Politics, Book Extract

Caste politics and marriage: Extract from Perumal Murugan's 'Pyre'

'Now all she had was the emptiness of knowing no one was looking for her.'


 |  4-minute read
Caste Politics, Bihar, Patna University, Kanhaiya Kumar

How Kanhaiya has split Patna University wide open

Indifference of the administration, the students union and right-wing organisations towards ugly caste-driven politics is affecting students.


 |  3-minute read
Caste Politics, Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj, Rohith Vemula

Sushma Swaraj is imitating Smriti Irani and looking ridiculous

Like the HRD minister, her rebuttal of Rohith Vemula's caste status has only reinforced the RSS-BJP's political obsessions and beliefs.


 |  5-minute read
Dalit suicide, Caste Politics, Rohith Vemula

How Rohith Vemula’s 'Dalit identity' has been milked by all

The case has been dotted with half-truths, shoddy investigation by the university and the rush of political vultures.


 |  Angiography  |  7-minute read
Dalit, Caste Politics, Rohith Vemula

Let's face it: Branding Rohith 'anti-national' took his life

Act against the campus murders and systemic witch-hunt of Dalit, Muslim and atheist academics in the name of national security.


 |  5-minute read
Caste Politics, Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Mohan Bhagwat

Has Mohan Bhagwat helped BJP's chances in Bihar?

After the RSS chief's controversial statement, it seems the Nitish-Lalu-led Mahagathbandhan will be the natural beneficiary of the caste divide.