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Why Caste Matters

A response to “Caste and Electoral Outcomes: Misreading Hierarchy and the Illusion of Numbers” by Dipankar Gupta (EPW, 22 June 2019) analyses the continued role of caste as a medium in electoral politics and the function of caste identity.

Ignoring Intricacies of Identity Politics

Anand Teltumbde’s review (“Maestro of Identity Politics”, EPW, 4 October 2014) of the book by Badri Narayan on Kanshi Ram is much like what he does in book reviews, a critique of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and dalit politics rather than a review. His resentment of identity politics is because it...
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