Understanding Khap Panchayats ( Sociological Perspective )

ABSTRACT: Khap Panchayats, which are community-based social institutions governing aspects of social and cultural life in certain parts of north-western India, have been quite long-standing socio-political institutions. Tracing the development of this institution is incomplete without a thorough examining of its socio-political intricacies. This article is going to focus on the history as well as the political … Read more

Why Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Needs to be Recognised as the True Father of the Nation

In India, it is almost impossible to imagine one not having heard the name of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He, who is widely regarded as the ‘father of the nation’ in India had been elevated to the title of a ‘Mahatma’ or a ‘great soul’. Having followed the path of non-violence and Satyagraha, he was recognised … Read more

Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and Dr BR Ambedkar

The issue of caste has been central to the nation of India. The attempts to highlight the issue perhaps best-found voice in the Constituent Assembly debates where Dr. BR Ambedkar voiced the concerns regarding discrimination and prejudices on the base of caste and ensured during the making of the constitution the ideas of ‘equality’ and … Read more

Understanding surnames in India: A cross-cultural analysis

Abstract: A surname is one of the most common pieces of information that we can use to discern one’s identity. However, in current times, thanks to globalisation, it is quite identifiable that certain marginalised cultures of the world are forced to present their identity to suit the patterns of dominant cultures. This idea is very … Read more

10 Famous inter caste marriages in India: All you need to know

On February 9th the Supreme Court upheld that its ‘high time’ the Indian society came to terms with accepting inter-caste and inter-faith marriages. While communal tensions have always been persistent the society is especially divided along the lines of caste which cordons off a large section of the society and hinders interaction the entire Indian … Read more