Caste and Gender: A Systemic Obliteration of Justice
The legal system, rather than effectively and actively working to hold those who commit caste-based crimes accountable for their actions, has instead become a space for further discrimination. This is due to an intrinsic casteist psychology that is rampant in the Indian bureaucracy and judiciary.
October 24, 2020
We Must Call It What It Is: Caste-Based Violence
A nineteen-year-old girl who belonged to a Dalit community was brutally raped and killed by four upper caste men. This is not just a case of rape. It’s a caste atrocity.
October 01, 2020
‘A silk weaver can only weave silk, he cannot wear it.’
The Tamil film, Kanchivaram, explores the exploitation of weavers in Tamil Nadu through the story of its protagonist Vengadam, who belongs to the traditional silk weaving community, and is set within a period that saw weavers struggling with economic inequality and rapidly rising suicide rates.
September 28, 2020
‘External independence is quite compatible with internal slavery’
As Ambedkar had predicted, Indian ‘independence’ did not change a great deal for many Dalit communities.As Ambedkar had predicted, Indian ‘independence’ did not change a great deal for many Dalit communities.
DURGA SOLANKI & RAJYASHRI GOODY
August 15, 2020
Letter from Beirut
A friend writes from Lebanon. Republished with permission from Tariq Ali, to whom this letter is addressed.
August 12, 2020
Ants in My Bloodstream
Kashmir is not just densely occupied. It is thoroughly occupied. It is intricately occupied. It is omnipresently occupied. It is repeatedly occupied.
TABISH MIR RAFIQ
August 07, 2020
The Prison Between Mountains
As we mark one year since the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A we must reckon with how we have failed Kashmir.