There is a constant debate about reservations in upper caste circles. People keep talking about if they work, when they will be stopped, etc. But the framing of reservations as something that the “casteless” majority give to those who suffered because of their caste hides the truth.
How the Dravidian movement was first born as a project by the powerful Vellala community and how Periyar and the Self Respect Movement transformed it into a radical and popular political project.
The basic reason India Ink exists is because we like reading about history. It’s enjoyable – and it’s actually helped us understand ourselves and the current state of India. So we’re creating a project that we wished existed.