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Not Just ‘Dalits’: Other-Caste Indians Suffer Discrimination Too
August 27, 2019

Not Just ‘Dalits’: Other-Caste Indians Suffer Discrimination Too

By Tapasya
A young victim describes her experience with her caste identity in India.

Where Did Indians Come From, Part 3: What Is Caste?
January 14, 2019

Where Did Indians Come From, Part 3: What Is Caste?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The caste-system is extremely complex and functions differently throughout India.
The Ferment: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth
December 01, 2018

The Ferment: Caste, Politics, and the Role of India's Youth

By Parul Abrol
India's youth are driving a new era of political mobilization and change.

2015 Gujarat Protests: Caste, Reform, and Governance in India
August 28, 2015

2015 Gujarat Protests: Caste, Reform, and Governance in India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
As recent riots in Gujarat show, India's reservation system continues to pose political challenges.

Is India Facing a Cultural Emergency?
January 29, 2013

Is India Facing a Cultural Emergency?

A growing number of Indian cultural figures have been silenced by politics. Is a bigger problem brewing?

Congress Eyes Muslim Vote
December 28, 2011

Congress Eyes Muslim Vote

The government’s decision to introduce quotas for Muslims has likely been prompted by the Uttar Pradesh poll.

India's Ageless Caste Shadow
June 07, 2011

India's Ageless Caste Shadow

News that some school children won’t eat meals prepared by dalits is a reminder of India’s struggle with caste.

India’s Caste Count Dilemma
July 14, 2010

India’s Caste Count Dilemma

Would including caste in India’s census next year perpetuate a sometimes deadly system? Shreyasi Singh reports from Delhi.

Caste Back in Census
May 10, 2010

Caste Back in Census

In a historic decision made on Friday, India decided to include caste in its 2011 census.

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