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The return of upper-caste politics

Hindu nationalism is generally defined as an ethno-religious movement. But it may have as much to do with social factors as with identity markers, as its last phase of expansion has been primarily a reaction to Mandal. Soon after the then prime minister, V P …

Society’s values need to be informed by a sense of justice

I wonder why the very values of our republic that we celebrate are also the ones we choose to wantonly decimate. Politicians pretend to embrace the constitutional values they often efface with contempt. The freedoms we claim to cherish are left on the statute books …