How Hinduism is Used to Erase Tribal Identities in India

Why You Should Read This We talk about colonialism like it’s something that happened to India in the past but to the indigenous peoples of India, colonialism is ongoing. Except that Indian society are the colonizers – usurping their land, erasing their culture, and denying them autonomy. In this paper, Virginius Xaxa who is fromContinue reading “How Hinduism is Used to Erase Tribal Identities in India”

Who Is The General Category Reserved For?

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 Tam-Brams Went From Being Scared Of Coffee To Owning It

When the use of coffee first spread across India under British rule, many Tamil Brahmins strongly opposed it. But by the time India became independent, they had wholeheartedly embraced coffee, infused it with their own characteristics, and had begun to wield it as a marker of their social superiority.