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POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Caste based reservation, Shudras, Congress

Why Congress needs to reach out to Shudra leaders to wrest power from the BJP

The BJP managed to win over the support of the marginalised communities by projecting Modi as an OBC leader. Here's what the grand old party can do to reverse it.

POLITICS

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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.

VARIETY

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Mohenjodaro, Shudras, Indus Valley Civilisation, Harappan civilisation

Shudras, not Aryans, built the Indus Valley Civilisation

The word Harappa sounds similar to the names given to divine figures in south India. Mallappa, Beerappa, Veerappa, for example.

ART & CULTURE

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Golden age, Brahminism, Shudras, Caste conflict

The ugly truth about India's caste system

[Book extract] History may tell us why the exclusion came to be, but the question — as was famously said — is how to change it.

VARIETY

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Shudras, Brahmins, Hindus, Casteism

Were Hindus always casteist?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

VARIETY

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Shudras, Vaishyas, Kshatriyas, Brahmins

Why are Brahmin and Kshatriya aspirational for most Hindus and not Vaishya and Shudra?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.