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India Caste System

Colourism: #unfairandlovely proves it remains a universal slight on humanity

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Vashna Jagarnath, Rhodes University Over the past few weeks the #unfairandlovely campaign started by black photographer Pax Jones and sisters Mirusha...

How A Student's Suicide Sparked An Uprising In India

Aman Sethi | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Aman Sethi

NEW DELHI -- India's government is using outdated laws, a pliant police force and Hindu student organizations as a battering ram to crush a student-led movement for freedom and equality.

Why Caste Won't Disappear From India

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Shashi Tharoor

We aren't supposed to admit to caste feeling even if, in some cases, it lurks somewhere beneath the surface.

Call It What It Is!

Stalin K | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Stalin K

How else can we understand that there are no public or government campaigns to remind citizens that Untouchability has been abolished, and that those practicing it will be treated as criminals?

Vagina 'Brightening'?

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

An Indian TV advertisement for a skin-whitening shower gel has sparked controversy for suggesting that a fairer vagina is more attractive to men. ...