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What English Has Done To India And The World?

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd By October 5, 2021 English language life in India is 204 years. For the last few years the celebration of Indian English Day on that day is catching up. Ever since the first English medium school started…

Caste Census And Secular Intellectuals

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd The debate on caste, not just OBC, census is becoming a serious political issue in the country. But the secular, liberal and left intellectuals–economists, sociologists, political scientists– are behaving as if they are a neutral force on this issue.…

The Dalit with white, American skin – Times of India

The Dalit with White, American Skin Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Aug 25, 2021 As  a Marxist  academic-activist,  I  was  surprised  how  a  white  woman  could  be  so  knowledgeable,  so  concerned  about  every  aspect  of  caste  and  women’s liberation Gail  Omvedt,  81,  one …

The Shudra Kings And Brahmins: A Mirror Image Of History

in Annihilate Caste — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Shahu Maharaj But for the accidental reading of Shahu Maharaj’s letter to the retired Governor of Bombay presidency, Lord Sydenham, written in 1918, I would not have thought of writing this essay. In my life time…

India Will Remember Gail Omvedt Forever

Scholars study her books to understand the question of caste and untouchability, and also to change the caste system. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd     Gail Omvedt. Photo: Shramik Mukti Dal Dr Gail Omvedt (81), one of the greatest scholars on caste studies,…

Modi: Lincoln or Bush?

May 27, 2014, 7:52 am IST kancha ilaiah First time in Indian history, a PM declared that he hailed from a lower caste India’s 15th Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI/File) “The coming decade is of dalits and other weaker…