The Sep’21 edition of C-Word provides a summary of recent caste-based events including details on recent calls for ‘caste of merit’, caste networks in academic set-ups, and a few other issues of pertinence.
Popular opposition to measures tackling caste inequality is based on the so-called universality of class to explain backwardness. Such an analysis does not take into account the prevailing disparate outcomes across caste lines, nor the historical context of caste which shaped Indian society and the ensuing materialist deficits.
The Aug’21 edition of C-Word provides a summary of recent caste-based events including the undertrial death of Stan Swamy, inequalities in health indicators across social groups, caste census debate in India and a few other issues of pertinence.
This article explains how the institution of policing is arbitrary, discriminatory, and stacked against the most marginalized and how the successive Police reform commissions failed to take intersectionality approach on caste, gender, region issues….