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Karnataka recommended inclusion of Ambiga community in ST category: Siddaramaiah

CM Siddaramaiah said the Karnataka government has already recommended twice to the central government to include the Ambiga community in the ST list.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. (File Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2024 12:44 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Caste survey and quota hike: Bihar starts political churn ahead of 2024 polls

Experts weigh in on how the caste census data shared by Nitish Kumar can have an impact at a national level

JD(U) workers and supporters celebrate the results of the Bihar caste survey, in Patna on October 4. (PTI)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 09:36 PM IST

Book Box | Manohar Malgonkar's literary journey into princely India

In a literary exploration of the legendary Manohar Malgonkar's works, we are transported to the heart of princely India through his novel The Princes.

The Princes
Published on Oct 29, 2023 09:00 AM IST

Karnataka CM slams PM Modi's call against caste politics, supports reservations

Karnataka CM criticizes PM Modi's call to oppose reservation on caste lines.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. (ANI)
Published on Oct 26, 2023 08:26 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Roundabout: Confronting a state of mind that goes by the name of caste

Ujjal Dosanjh in his debut novel takes up the the theme of caste prejudice in Punjab and how it travels to distant lands but he yet raises hopes in the resistance of the human spirit

Author Ujjal Dosanjh’s latest work “The Past is Never Dead is to be released in Chandigarh on May 14. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2023 06:10 PM IST
ByNIrupama Dutt

India's 1st girls school to teaching his wife, Jyotiba Phule's journey

Jyotiba Phule birth anniversary: Several leaders on the occasion tweeted Tuesday to pay their tributes to the great social reformer.

Jyotiba Phule was born on April 11, 1827.(Representative image)
Published on Apr 11, 2023 10:21 AM IST

After 20 years, biopic on social reformer Phule still to take off

The Congress-NCP government in 2003 had decided to bring out the biopic on the lines of the one on Dr B. R. Ambedkar. In the past two decades, all the four prominent parties in the state have been in power in different permutations and combinations but not one has taken the effort to make the movie a reality.

MAHARASHTRA CHIEF MINISTER VILASRAO DESHMUKH GARLANDING THE PORTRAIT OF MAHATMA JYOTIBA PHULE ON LATTER'S DEATH ANNIVERSARY AT A FUNCTION HELD IN MANATRALAYA,IN MUMBAI ON WEDNESDAY.ALSO SEEN WITH PICTURE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOME KRIPA SHANKAR SINGH .HT PHOTO. HTPHOTO
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 01:12 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Gandhi’s anti-untouchability campaign letter to be auctioned; expected to fetch $15,000

In 1932, Gandhi founded the Harijan Sevak Sangh as part of his efforts to eradicate the concept of ‘untouchability’ from India’s caste system.

Gandhi’s anti-untouchability campaign letter to be auctioned; expected to fetch $15,000.(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 08:21 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Review: Beasts of Burden by Imayam

25 years after it was first published in Tamil, Imayam’s Beasts of Burden, an intimate portrayal of a Mahadalit family, continues to be thought provoking for its depiction of caste oppression within Dalit communities

Life is hard: This could be Arrokyam from Imayam’s(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySaudamini Jain

‘Caste gets into every nook and corner of relationships’

TM Krishna tries to understand class divide and oppression in his new book and aims to become an ‘enabler for conversation’ between both sides

TM Krishna
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Mumbai | BySanskrita Bharadwaj

The audacity of democratic hope

The diversity referred to the unmistakable extant social and economic conditions; the unity and democracy were challenges and aspirations.

A view of the Constituent Assembly on December 10, 1946.(HT archive)
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 04:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByUday S Mehta

HTLS 2019: For a better India, nurture constitutional ideals | Opinion

Democracy, federalism,equality, pluralism, and justice are India’s foundational principles. They must be preserved and deepened

India has been a robust democracy. It is deeply federal. It has maintained diversity. And it has worked towards a more just society. For the future, it needs to safeguard and preserve precisely these features(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 30, 2019 05:15 PM IST
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VD Savarkar fought caste, colonialism, and orthodoxy | Analysis

His emphasis on scientific temper, and belief that religious texts must not guide the present and future, are important

Savarkar was the first political leader to set Independence as India’s goal in 1900, which was accepted much later by the Congress in its Lahore session in 1929(HT Archive / Lalit Gopal)
Published on Oct 28, 2019 07:20 PM IST
ByRajiv Tuli

Teachers’ Day Special: The life of Savitribai Phule, India’s first female educator

Teachers’ Day Special: Savitribai Phule is regarded as the first female teacher of India. She was a feminist, a social reformer who worked for the abolishment of the caste system, a philanthropist, an anti-infanticide activist and a poet too.

Thane, India - January 3, 2019: Savitribai Phule, the women who initiated pioneering the importance of education within females, student of New English School, Thane pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on the occasion of her birth anniversary by celebrating her thoughts and efforts in Thane , India, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 02:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule: Reformer Far Ahead of his Time

This eminent social reformer and thinker of the 19th century is believed to have launched the first school for girls from the lower strata of society. He also pioneered the anti-caste movement and promoted education for women.

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule inspired BR Ambedkar, the architect of India’s Constitution. Ambedkar not only acknowledged Phule as one of his three gurus but also drew inspiration from him.(Illustration: HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 11:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The challenges of upward mobility | Opinion

The social justice project in India needs to transform and move beyond reservations

The gap between the desire for upward mobility and what can be achieved could lead to social unrest(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 07:01 PM IST
ByAbhinav Prakash Singh

Kayastha cuisine: Koftas, karelas, shami kebabs and more

The cuisine of the Kayastha community is a beautiful showcase of our Ganga-jamuni tehzeeb.

Mastane Kofte — minced meat balls cooked in a spicy gravy by chef Sugandha Saxena(Photo: Shagun Raizada)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 01:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShara Prayag

Bhim Army leader challenges Mohan Bhagwat to an open debate on reservation

Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad claims that 54 per cent of the people belonging to Scheduled Castes do not own any land in the country, while a particular caste dominates and enjoys all privileges.

Chandrashekhar Azad said if RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat gives a call for abolishing the caste system, the Bhim Army will support it.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 20, 2019 08:54 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Gandhi has been misunderstood, says filmmaker Anand Patwardhan

In an upcoming talk, titled, ‘Gandhi in my film’, Patwardhan will be digging out certain extracts from his films that referenced Gandhi

Patwardhan has referenced Gandhi in many of his films such as War and Peace, Reason among others.
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Mumbai | BySanskrita Bharadwaj

Delhi University members object to lessons on Gujarat riots, homosexuality and caste

During the meeting, while the syllabi of all other courses were passed without objections, the syllabus of English department faced criticism.

A section of a Delhi University (DU) panel has recommended dropping a lesson from the syllabus under the BA (Programme) course(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

With Article 15, Bollywood, finally, sheds its caste blind spot

It is the bravest mainstream film of the decade, placing caste at the centre of power relations

Perhaps the film’s biggest success is that it has been able to weave in and represent almost all the major ideological viewpoints
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 07:49 PM IST
BySwara Bhasker

Review: Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities by Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli

A book that maps the ecological and cultural histories of trees in cities and in our lives

In the shade of the mighty banyan.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPrerna Bindra

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule: Reformer far ahead of his time

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule: This eminent social reformer and thinker of the 19th century is believed to have launched the first school for girls from the lower strata of society. He also pioneered the anti-caste movement and promoted education for women.

Updated on Jun 27, 2019 07:06 PM IST

Veer Savarkar should not be treated as a hate figure

Savarkar was a radical and his Hindutva too was a radical break in the Hindu thought: anti-caste, reformist, modernist and futuristic. It was a modern Hindu response to the modern world

A portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar placed in the central hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary, New Delhi, May 28, 2016(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 28, 2019 07:42 PM IST
ByAbhinav Prakash Singh

To wipe out taboos in Malwa, young activists choose to marry inter-caste

President of a Dalit rights’ group, Zameen Prapti Sangarsh Committee (ZPCS), Malaudh encouraged friends and even helped many couples to marry inter-caste.

The district welfare officer Sangrur, said the department has received 29 applications in the past two years, for financial assistance from couples who have married inter-caste, as the government gives Rs 30,000 assistance to such couples.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Review: There’s Gunpowder In The Air by Manoranjan Byapari

Manoranjan Byapari’s new book is a poignant telling of a jailbreak, of the caste system, and of Bengal in tumult during the Naxal movement

Much like the man in the picture, Manoranjan Byapari once plied a cycle rickshaw in Kolkata. A conversation with author Mahasweta Devi when she hailed his rickshaw led to an offer to write for her journal. Since then, he has been widely published, has won many awards, and is considered a pioneer of Dalit literature in Bengali.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
Published on Jan 25, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Being left or right is never simple in India, writes Mark Tully

Waiving loans is not a sound economic policy because it goes against the fundamental tenet of banking that money lent will be repaid with interest

More than 5000 farmers gathered in Maharashtra to put forth their demand for loan waivers and draught compensation, November 21.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 08:47 AM IST
ByMark Tully

How education can affect our socio-cultural milieu

Schools must train students to critique cultural issues and practices. Our education system is weak in this respect

The Sabarimala controversy can be a good topic for encouraging critical pedagogy in a senior secondary class, but the treatment of such a topic in a school textbook must be nuanced and capable of engaging the young(PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 06:54 PM IST
ByKrishna Kumar

Review: When I Hid My Caste by Baburao Bagul

First published in Marathi in 1963, Baburao Bagul’s When I hid My Caste retains its great force in Jerry Pinto’s powerful new translation

A manual scavenger’s tools to clean dry toilets.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 01:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Mohan Bhagwat explains RSS’ stance on cow protection, conversion, quota, Section 377 and other issues

The three-day lecture series, which ended with Mohan Bhagwat answering questions from the audience, was aimed at reaching out to those unfamiliar with the Sangh’s ideology.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks on the last day of the event titled ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective’, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 08:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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