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The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

Hidden Apartheid

By Teesta Setalvad The continuance of manual scavenging, untouchability and other obnoxious practices do not seem to bother the Indian establishment, the intelligentsia included. What does disturb them deeply is the campaign of Dalits to have the indignities of caste recognised internationally as a distinct form of racism. From August 31–September 4, when the World Conference…

Face to Face with Fascism

By Teesta Setalvad Forced ethnic segregation, calculated violence and the blatant misuse of government machinery throttles democracy in Gujarat Muslims and  Dalits, masjids  and the  kachrapeti (the  garbage dump),  are the symbols of  the clear communal and casteist segregation of space in urban Gujarat, be it in Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Surat, Rajkot, or elsewhere. The Muslimvaas…

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