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LIFE

 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Dalit food, Rajyashri goody, Indian secularism, Dalits

From eating joothan to foraging for morsels: 'My ironic cookbooks remind us how food is caught tightly in the web of caste'

Artist Rajyashri Goody talks about the politics of access and privilege surrounding food, in her cookbooks that are inspired by food mentioned in autobiographies by Dalit writers.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Dalits, Congress, Udit Raj

Udit Raj: 'BJP is run by two people, the rest are clerks. The party wants slaves. If you raise your voice, you're attacked'

Udit Raj was denied a ticket in the BJP. Soon, he joined the Congress. Raj spoke with Rohit E David on why he left the BJP, joined the Congress and isn't fighting elections there either.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Dalits, Caste system, Brahmins, Bharat Ratna

Brahman Ratna? The curious coincidence of Hindu upper caste Bharat Ratna awardees

If the ‘bringing in of caste’ into these awards annoys you, you are probably a Hindu upper caste.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Dalits, BJP, Sadhana singh, Mayawati

UP MLA says Mayawati 'worse than eunuch'. This shows how badly a Dalit ki Beti scares the BJP!

As Mayawati is back with a bang in 2019's political war, expect more abuse for a Dalit woman ‘who has forgotten her place’ — and sent her opponents into panic attacks.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Dalits, Modi interview, Narendra Modi, Sabarimala row

Sabarimala row: While he defends 'tradition', will PM Modi also guarantee protection to Bindu and Kanakadurga?

By saying that resistance to women’s entry into Sabarimala temple is a matter of custom and sentiment, the Prime Minister has let down all marginalised groups, including women.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Caste Discrimination, Shudras, Untouchability, Dalits

Is spiritual citizenship possible for Dalits and Adivasis within Hinduism?

When a group of people is repeatedly told they were born unequal, they forget how to frame demands for rights. This is in contrast to Christianity, which prompted the genesis of equal societies.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Hindutva, Dalits, Hanuman, Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is not the first: How Hindutva politics has always used Ramayana to woo the marginalised

The UP CM’s statement has led to Dalits ‘staking claim’ over Hanuman temples. What lies ahead?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Dalits, Varavara rao, Maoists, Bhima Koregaon

Remember this: Maoism aims to end not just BJP or Congress, but democracy itself

You can dislike a government. You can vote it out. But once Maoism is in place, all such freedom ends.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Economic marginalisation, Dalits, Nabard, Microfinance schemes

Why microfinance schemes have failed the weakest of Dalits

My fieldwork showed that the empowerment has been restricted to women of relatively more dominant castes.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Scst reservations, Dalits, Scst atrocities act

BJP's Dalit love - Why the party is feverishly indulging in 'appeasement' now

Dalits are a mere vote bank for the party and the cynical politics of rejection and persuasion around them shows this.