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Deconstructing 'Ambedkar'

Ambedkar's samata is not samrasata and his world view is not the neo-liberal, social Darwinism that it is being made out to be.

Prejudice: Primordial to Modern

A History of Prejudice: Race, Caste, and Difference in India and the United States by Gyanendra Pandey, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013; pp 244, Rs 595.

The Holy Cow

The ban on cattle slaughter threatens the livelihoods and ways of life of vast numbers of people--mostly belonging to the so-called lower castes--engaged in the production, distribution and consumption of beef.

AAP as a Start-up and the New 'App'

The Aam Aadmi Party is quite like a technology start-up that gives established giants a run for their money with its agile business model, nimbleness and ability to innovate. Will it create the new 'App', the new democratic paradigm that people are longing for?

Saffron Science

The space given to pseudoscience of the Hindutva variety at the Indian Science Congress must be viewed as part of the ominous process of all-round saffronisation that is presently underway.

Ghar Wapsi

Most converts to Islam and Christianity, being from the lower castes who had converted to escape the yoke of caste bondage of Hinduism, would be reincarcerated into the hellhole of Hinduism which their forefathers strove to escape.

Ghar Wapsi

Most converts to Islam and Christianity, being from the lower castes who had converted to escape the yoke of caste bondage of Hinduism, would be reincarcerated into the hellhole of Hinduism which their forefathers strove to escape.

BJP's 'Hindu' Model

The Sangh Parivar had better understand that their "Hindu" model is never going to work. The more they drive their supremacist project, the more they would alienate people.

Maestro of Identity Politics

Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits by Badri Narayan (New Delhi: Penguin Books), 2014; pp 263, Rs 499.

Back to Monkey Tricks

Are the many incidents of what seems like the mischievous political behaviour by representatives of the Sangh Parivar mere monkey tricks or do they point to the suicidal instincts of the Bharatiya Janata Party?

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