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Simple articles and explainer videos about Indian history that are relevant to today’s debates.

History is complicated.
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Simple articles and explainer videos about Indian history that are relevant to today’s debates.

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Should We Include Caste In The Census?

Throughout 2021, momentum has been building behind the demand for a caste census in India. Whether a caste census will lead to greater social justice or a more divided society is one of the most contentious and long-running political debates of independent India. This paper analyses the arguments for and against it.

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100 Years of Backward Caste Politics in Bihar

Over the course of the 20th century, Bihar has been the birthplace of numerous movements for social change. These movements emerged as a challenge to the caste order and have resulted in backward castes capturing political power, drastically altering the state’s power dynamics in the process.

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Latest Video: Why India’s Upper Caste Minority is Scared of a Caste Census

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