Two social scientists explain how caste-identities are pervasive in not just Hinduism but other South Asian faith groups as well.
India’s microlending programs, meant to help poor women get out of poverty, have become another point of caste discrimination
Preliminary research finds that India’s high growth rate has failed to trickle down to society’s marginalised communities, with caste, gender and background still dictating life chances.
Several US universities now recognize caste as part of nondiscrimination policies. Two scholars of South Asian studies explain how caste-based violence isn’t limited to Hinduism, or to India.
To witness South Asian representation on a global platform is liberating, but what one is being represented for is of more importance, if not the most.
A recent report has recommended ‘blind’ recruitment for India’s civil service to prevent caste discrimination. But this is unlikely to solve the problem of entrenched privilege.
Because of its extreme violence, the Hathras rape sent shock waves throughout India: it is a disturbing reminder of the normalization of rape culture there and should be seen as a call to action.
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.
Dalits have long been ostracized as the ‘untouchables’ in Indian society. Discrimination and the impact of the coronavirus have only reinforced their status.
In a deeply fragmented society like India, social distancing has reinforced existing class and caste hierarchies.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.
They might be a hated household pest, but ants actually live fascinating and complex lives.
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.
Text books are being rewritten and the history of caste in India questioned as ‘decolonisation’ has become the rhetoric of militant nationalism.
This is transcript of part four of the India Tomorrow series from The Anthill podcast, on women and gender politics in India.
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.
The recent controversy, sloganeering and protests about Sabarimala temple in the Indian state of Kerala obscure the way that the media have used stereotypes of women and caste again and again.
An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.