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The Bitter Aftertaste of Beef Ban

Responses around the beef ban have focused on the anxiety of the liberal middle class which construed the ban as curbing its consumption choice. But absent from this was the voice of the Dalits, who have come to be defined by what they consume, and whose relationship with beef is marked by caste, poverty and hunger. An exploration of the practice of beef consumption through the prism of destitution, and its relation with the poor to whom it provides the bare minimum.

Structures of Discrimination: A Response

The recent paper by Iyer, Khanna and Varshney (“Caste and Entrepreneurship in India”, EPW, 9 February 2013) investigated the representation of dalits in the entrepreneurial sphere in India. While their work is a critical contribution to a subject that has otherwise been neglected, it poses certain...
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