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”

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.

Sati Was Abolished To Protect Religious Tradition, Not Women

In the early decades of the 19th century, British India witnessed a heated debate over the question of whether the practice of sati should be legally permitted. The debate had little to do with modern concepts such as human rights. Its real point was discovering and restoring “true Hindu tradition.”