The reason our representation is so low is because upper-caste academia restricts our representation.
Tag: caste-based discrimination
UC Davis Becomes First US Public Institution to Add Caste to its Anti-Discrimination Policy
According to the new policy, which was amended in September this year, students or university staff who are discriminated against on the basis of their castes, can now file …
In Row Over Alleged Casteism, One PhD Scholar Has Been on Hunger Strike For a Week
Deepa P. Mohanan alleges that, for the past ten years, the director of her institute in Kottayam has been stalling her education because of her Dalit identity.
The Urban Dalit
People may claim that the caste system doesn’t exist anymore, but as a Dali living in an urban space, I came to learn how entrenched it is in our …
School and Caste: Why the IIT Kharagpur Incident Took Me Down Memory Lane
Caste-based discrimination doesn't always come in the most rustic and brazen form – it has its own sophisticated and concealed versions.
‘Sthaayi’: A 15-Year-Old’s Zero-Budget Film on Caste-Based Discrimination in Kerala
A Class X student and an aspiring filmmaker from Kochi shot a 46-minute-long feature film that highlights discrimination based on caste, class, colour and religion prevalent in Kerala.
Conversations You Hear When People and ‘Friends’ Find Out You’re SC
'Yes, it's easy when you are SC – to internalise all the hate you receive.'
The Shadow of Caste
'The harder we try to repel it, the more furiously it hounds us.'
Chalk Monitor, Raita and a Wedding Hall: On Caste in Everyday Experiences
The everyday exclusionary experiences borne out of the caste system.
How Did Everything Change?
'From blue skies to narrow minds, from green grass to bigoted adults.'