ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Caste on UK Shores

This article applauds the judgment of the Employment Tribunal at Cambridge for understanding caste as race discrimination while granting unpaid dues to an Adivasi woman employed as a domestic servant by an upper-caste Indian family in the United Kingdom. The dismal conditions of work and wages of domestic labour in India are linked to the caste system from which emanates the low worth of manual work.

Caste and the Bar Dancer

While Maya Pandit identifi es the State's wrath against lower-caste female sexuality as the root cause of the ban on dancing, this comment on dance bar debate argues that the very reason for the legal ban can be found in the caste and gender politics in globalising India and "caste governance" by the Maharashtra state government.
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