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Continuous Distortions in Discourses of Indian Social Systems – I
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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

Varna and Caste: An Analysis-II
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Varna and Caste: An Analysis-II

Shrinidhi Rao- June 17, 2016

The present day rigid caste system was irrelevant in ancient India and instead the society was founded upon the notion of Varna. Read More

Why is the world so obsessed with India’s caste system?
Archives, Indology

Why is the world so obsessed with India’s caste system?

Sahana Singh- May 5, 2016

There is an obsessive tendency to project the caste system as a form of social exclusivism found only in India. Clearly, not enough attention is ... Read More

The caste system is a colonial idea
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

The caste system is a colonial idea

Rakesh Krishnan Simha- July 1, 2015

This expose of the West’s sordid social record shouldn’t make Indians feel smug at all. Read More

Ambedkar: a dispassionate assessment
Archives, Commentaries

Ambedkar: a dispassionate assessment

Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy- June 5, 2014

I would like to share my individual and personal views on Ambedkar, a path breaker and rebel iconoclast I have tremendous regard for. This said, ... Read More