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The political anatomy of caste

Mr Mitta addresses complex question. If we are all avowed Hindus, why do we fight, rape and kill each other in the name of caste?


Aditi Phadnis
Caste Pride: Battles for equality in Hindu India
Author: Manoj Mitta
Publisher: New India Foundation/Westland Books
Pages: 596
Price: Rs 999

This book could not have come at a better time. A battle is raging over the fuss made over the Sengol at the inauguration of the new Parliament building. The founder of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, C N Annadurai, described the Sengol, given to Nehru by Mountbatten thus: “The Aadheenam’s gift has been wrought by people’s labour. The gold that has gone into its making is paid for by those who do not care for the poor who go hungry day and night

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First Published: May 30 2023 | 10:48 PM IST

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