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Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia
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Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia

India Facts- February 17, 2022

(Image courtesy: onmanorama.com) “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr There are two kinds of controversies: one which ... Read More

Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – II
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – II

Dr Pingali Gopal- July 11, 2020

It is extremely important to gain an insight into the traditional Indian understanding of the concepts, varna and jati. Only then we can consider in ... Read More

Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – I
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – I

Dr Pingali Gopal- July 9, 2020

Two things remained clear throughout all caste related confusion: (a) the British were convinced that there must be distinct class of untouchable castes external to ... Read More

Limpieza de Sangre and the origins of the Caste system
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Limpieza de Sangre and the origins of the Caste system

S. Subrahmanya- May 9, 2020

The encounter between the Europeans and the pre-existing peoples and civilizations of the Americas was one of the bloodiest in human history and led to ... Read More

Book Summary: Western Foundations of the Caste System- V
Archives, Indology

Book Summary: Western Foundations of the Caste System- V

Dr Pingali Gopal- August 17, 2019

Whereas the idea of a Hindu, Vedic or Brahminical people goes back at least to the early eighteenth century, the Dravidians and the AIT are ... Read More