Caste

To the Hindu middle-class: Why “wait and see” won’t cut it

In 2006 and 2007, I spent several months in Ahmedabad while on a fellowship from my university in the US. During my time in Ahmedabad, I interacted with the mostly-Hindu NGO staff where I was based, residents of the largely Hindu shantytown where the NGO was working, and professors at Gujarat University. Less than five years had passed since the city had gone through its nightmare: vicious riots involving saffron-clad men entering urban neighborhoods and brutalizing, gang-raping, and burning other human beings. Some 1,500 Muslims were killed.

Casting out Caste

An Interview with Henri Tiphagne

The Battle Over California's Textbook

Hindu groups' efforts to revise school textbooks in the name of second generation Indians' self esteem would erase the truth of the caste system, patriarchy and minority oppression.

The Work of Domestic Work

Domestic workers' unions in India educate workers about their rights and advocate at the local, national, and international level for women pulled into this industry as a result of poverty, displacement or trafficking.

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