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 (“...»

Public Lectures: India and Climate Change

A series of public lectures on "India and Climate Change" by Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, and Senior Visiting Fellow at The Hindu Centre, will be held in partnership with the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai on October 24, 2014 (4:30 pm), and with the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore on November 10, 2014 (5:30 pm.) Click here for event details and to register »