Caste in politics

India's destiny not caste in stone

Outside politics, there are other areas of life in which caste consciousness has been dying down. »

Why caste persists in politics

An internal code, culture and values make a caste special to its members. »

André Béteille responds

“It is not my argument that the consciousness of caste is dying out and will cease to exist in the next 50 or even the next 100 years. B...»

Caste in politics is linked to lived realities

Why is caste such a dominant feature of Indian social life? According to Andre Beteille, in his article published in The Hindu (“...»

Reaching for the Stars: The Incredible Rise of Arvind Kejriwal

Five years ago, Arvind Kejriwal was far from being the man of the masses he is today. He abhorred politics and politicians and was in no quandary about enlisting the right wing in his anti-corruption fight. From that to his emergence as a natural leader of the poor and minorities is a riveting story, as riven with contradictions as it is full of surprises. The Hindu Centre's Senior Fellow Vidya Subrahmaniam, traces his rise from activism to political stardom. Read more. »

Inserting Hindutva in Nagaland
The Hindu Centre’s latest policy report examines the working of internal democracy in the Congress and the BJP.Read more. »



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