Differently Twice Born

in Book Review — by Kaki Madhava Rao — June 30, 2020FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailShare10 Kancha Ilaiaha Shepherd’s first book, Why I am not Hindu, published in 1996′ made waves both in India and abroad. Having read that book and his subsequent books,  Post Hindu India and Turning the Pot and Tilling  the Land, I quickly started reading his just released Autobiography, From a Shepherd Boy to … Continue reading Differently Twice Born

Early India, Goats And Brahmins

in Book Review — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd — June 26, 2020FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailShare19 I met Tony Joseph, the author of Early Indians – the History of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From[1], first in Jaipur Literature Festival in 2019 and next at Mathrubhoomi Literature Festival in January, 2020 at Thivanthapuram.  I had a lengthy discussion about his understanding of goats, buffalos, cows and so … Continue reading Early India, Goats And Brahmins

Why Dalit Lives Do Not Matter?

in Annihilate Caste — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd —June 22, 2020FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailShare59 A teenaged Dalit boy was shot dead at his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Domkhera village in Amroha district at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement was shaking the whole world. He was shot dead allegedly by youths from an upper caste community for visiting a temple in … Continue reading Why Dalit Lives Do Not Matter?

Black Lives Matter must fire up India’s anti-caste movement to fight its central villain

India is yet to see a movement against caste on the scale of Black Lives Matter, even though both racial and caste discrimination share the notion of inferior and superior. KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD21 June, 2020 10:42 am ISThttps://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=https://theprint.in/opinion/black-lives-matter-india-anti-caste-movement-fight-villain-manu/445727/&layout=button_count&show_faces=false&width=105&action=like&colorscheme=light&height=21 Members of Dalit community display a portrait of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during 'Bharat Bandh' in New Delhi … Continue reading Black Lives Matter must fire up India’s anti-caste movement to fight its central villain