Caste in a new mould

The Other Side | Mrinal Pande In the first week of this month, 16 villagers were murdered in cold blood by armed killers in Amausi village in Bihar. Of those murdered, 14 were Kurmis, the same caste as the chief minister of the state, two were Koeries, also from the…

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Women and Power

Rasul Bakhsh Rais The low social status of women because of the customs of the largely feudal and tribal culture of the society poses the biggest barrier in the way of women’s involvement in public affairs of society in general and electoral politics in particular. Gender and politics are today…

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A Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

SAHR pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of non-violence on his 140th birth anniversary. The message of peace, love, harmony, and non-violence remains relevant for the world and particularly for South Asia, which has seen the rise of communal politics. There is a need for us to demonstrate a…

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