Murder in Mudukulathur
In 1957, intense caste violence broke out in south-eastern Tamil Nadu between the regionally dominant caste of Thevars, and Devendrakula Vellalars (Pallars), a Dalit community. The violence was tri...
Working at Others' Homes
Paid domestic work is historically as well as culturally embedded, and exhibits considerable social and regional inequalities. In many ways, domestic workers share commonalities with unpaid housewi...
Memoirs of a Dalit Communist
R.B. More (1903–1972) was a leader in Babasaheb Ambedkar’s movement, a trade unionist and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). More’s life, narrated in his words and those of h...
Developmental Modernity in Kerala
This study of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP Yogam), one of the earliest social reform movements in Kerala, investigates the relationship between social reform, religion and caste....
In Pursuit of Ambedkar
Mahad has an iconic place in the Dalit universe. Associated with the legendary personality of Dr Ambedkar, the struggle of Dalits at Mahad for asserting their rights to access the public tank, the ...
The Making of Brahmanic Hegemony
History is under attack in India – not only from those who popularize a mythical version of the past with ill-concealed political objectives but also from those who, through theoretical relativis...
जाति से जंग
राज्य और उसके क़ानून की निगाह में सभी नागरिकों की समानता का आदर्श स्थापित कर...