Fair skin as a beauty ideal underpins the global bleach cream industry – valued at $8.6 billion. There is a nascent backlash against the practice, which endangers health and can perpetuate racism.
While a lighthearted dating show, can Indian matchmaking get away with not exploring the turbulent politics of caste oppression and violence against Muslims in India?
A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
Anti-caste and Dalit movements have emerged as a voice to count on as India’s 2019 legislative elections unfold.
Part six of The Anthill podcast's India Tomorrow series focuses on the concerns of young Indians.
This is a transcript of part 6 of India Tomorrow, focusing on India’s huge population of young people.
Text books are being rewritten and the history of caste in India questioned as ‘decolonisation’ has become the rhetoric of militant nationalism.
This is a transcript of part two of The Anthill’s podcast series, India Tomorrow, on the politics of Hindu natonalism.
The second part of this series from The Anthill podcast looks at the trajectories of Hindu nationalism in India.
An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.
India is not able to do away with its caste politics. It has been apparent in the dramatic turn of Narendra Modi’s regime to woo lower castes through multiple policy measures.
Narendra Modi’s government is drumming up war hysteria on the eve of crucial state elections. The gathering storm threatens India’s increasingly beleaguered democracy.
Religious conversion sometimes has the added bonus of upward social mobility. But for many in South Africa’s Indian community it had the opposite effect.
Young Indians have been left desperate by an era of jobless growth.
India’s former ‘untouchables’ are struggling to make a mark in business – despite some high-profile successes.
Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world’s two largest democracies learn from each other?