Caste system

A brief history of caste in India and the British role

The construction of social identities was done to serve the British government’s desire to create a single Hindu identity with a common law for easy governance.

published on : 12th February 2022

Caste barriers a hindrance to unity: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has stressed the need for unity among Hindus and said that there is no scope for casteism in Hindu society.

published on : 13th January 2022

Issues of most backward castes just election agenda not priority for political parties in India

While political parties have made tall promises to address the issues of the Most Backward Castes, Namita Bajpai discovers they have just been lip service.

published on : 7th July 2019

Casteist tinge in Sabarimala protests: MK Sanu

He welcomed the Supreme Court verdict and said people should not hesitate in accepting the verdict. He raised fears that the protest in the name of Sabarimala may bring back the caste system.

published on : 25th October 2018

Social justice impossible without education, says Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate calls for eradication of caste system and untouchability; says Right to Education Act marks a victory for Ambedkar

published on : 22nd July 2017