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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.

Dumont, Guha, and the Danger of Stereotyping India
March 12, 2018

Dumont, Guha, and the Danger of Stereotyping India

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The case of Dumont’s book may serve as a warning to all foreigners dealing with Indian society.
India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives
February 03, 2018

India’s Bhima Koregaon: A Battle of Narratives

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Koregaon riots show how the same historical event can be seen from different perspectives.

Has Caste Discrimination Followed Indians Overseas?
December 06, 2017

Has Caste Discrimination Followed Indians Overseas?

By Priyanka Mogul
The United Kingdom, and particularly the Indian diaspora, debates anti-caste discrimination legislation.

India's Debate on Rohith Vemula Carries On Along Caste Lines
October 21, 2016

India's Debate on Rohith Vemula Carries On Along Caste Lines

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A January 2016 suicide continues to roil India's contemporary debate on caste and society.

Dalit Protest Over Gujarat Attack
July 30, 2016

Dalit Protest Over Gujarat Attack

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A recent incident has sparked outrage.

India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise
May 19, 2016

India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise

By Hanne Couderé
Despite robust laws, violence against India's most oppressed people continues to rise.
A Dalit's Suicide Sparks Protests in India
March 29, 2016

A Dalit's Suicide Sparks Protests in India

By Roshni Kapur
Rohith Vemula arose as an icon of civil disobedience against discrimination, injustice, and hatred.

Ambedkar Museum: Shared Memorial and Divided Memory
November 18, 2015

Ambedkar Museum: Shared Memorial and Divided Memory

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s next museum has opened in London to commemorate a great, yet controversial statesman.

Manjhi: The Broken Mountains and the Mountains to Break
August 27, 2015

Manjhi: The Broken Mountains and the Mountains to Break

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Manjhi – The Mountain Man tells a grim but inspiring story of both Indian neglect and resolve.

Addressing Nepal’s Water Crisis
April 17, 2015

Addressing Nepal’s Water Crisis

By Juliette Rousselot, Photos by Omar Havana
Although many communities still struggle, Nepal is making real progress on providing access to water.
Heiner Bielefeldt
March 20, 2014

Heiner Bielefeldt

By Vishal Arora
The Diplomat speaks with Prof Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, about his understanding of secularism in India.

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