Sexual Violence and Caste System: Attacks on Dalit Women

The caste system in India is the basis for the hierarchical division of society and the elements of it facilitate inequality. Attempts have been made to define the institution but due to its variance in society, a concrete definition is yet to be reached. M.N. Srinivas describes the caste system as “a hereditary, usually localised … Read more

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