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Differently Twice Born

in Book Review — by Kaki Madhava Rao — June 30, 2020FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailShare10 Kancha Ilaiaha Shepherd’s first book, Why I am not Hindu, published in 1996′ made waves both in India and abroad. Having read that book and his subsequent books,  Post Hindu India and Turning the Pot…

Early India, Goats And Brahmins

in Book Review — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd — June 26, 2020FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailShare19 I met Tony Joseph, the author of Early Indians – the History of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From[1], first in Jaipur Literature Festival in 2019 and next at Mathrubhoomi Literature Festival in January, 2020 at…

Why Dalit Lives Do Not Matter?

in Annihilate Caste — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd —June 22, 2020FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailShare59 A teenaged Dalit boy was shot dead at his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Domkhera village in Amroha district at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement was shaking the whole world. He was…

Black Lives Matter must fire up India’s anti-caste movement to fight its central villain

India is yet to see a movement against caste on the scale of Black Lives Matter, even though both racial and caste discrimination share the notion of inferior and superior. KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD21 June, 2020 10:42 am ISThttps://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=https://theprint.in/opinion/black-lives-matter-india-anti-caste-movement-fight-villain-manu/445727/&layout=button_count&show_faces=false&width=105&action=like&colorscheme=light&height=21 Members of…

Post-Covid Privatisation Will Push Labour Into a Deathtrap

KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD | 27 MAY, 2020 Post-Covid Privatisation Will Push Labour Into a Deathtrap Craving for more money at the expense of dying labour  Metaphorically the heart (hruday) represents human goodwill and helping nature toward the helpless and needy, whereas…

Shall We Change The Status Of Safai Sainiks Now?

in Annihilate Caste — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd— April 29, 2020 Corona attack on India seems to have suddenly changed our understanding of Safai karmacharis of India. They are now seen as desh bhakts even by those who never recognized their desh bhakti. When…

Making Money Out of Money: The World After Corona

KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD | 21 APRIL, 2020 Making Money Out of Money: The World After Corona Whatever it is, you are born from my stomach  In the Telugu film ‘George Reddy’ the hero’s mother sings: Ninnaite Kanna nenuNeeratalu KanugonalenuYe theeram nee…