Articles by: Sthabir Khora

The dalit teacher – facing a 360-degree discrimination

The dalit teacher – facing a 360-degree discrimination

Who is a teacher? In a loose sense a teacher would be anybody including Mahatma Gandhi who was not a teacher in any school or college and Ambedkar who was a teacher in a college for some time. On the other hand, only the school teachers are called the teachers in a strict sense and not the university teachers who[Read More…]

by 04/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Annihilate Caste
The IITs, Scheduled Category reservation and the strategic excuse of excellence

The IITs, Scheduled Category reservation and the strategic excuse of excellence

A Ministry of Education (MoE) panel has recommended that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) should be exempted from caste-based reservations in faculty appointments[1]. Out of the many categories of reservation in practice in India[2], it is only the scheduled category reservation (Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Other Backward Classes) that becomes a special target of attack and vilification. This[Read More…]

by 03/30/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Dalit patriarchy- is the concept sustainable?

Dalit patriarchy- is the concept sustainable?

Feminism arose as a counterpose to patriarchy. Dalit feminism can presuppose both Dalit patriarchy and ‘Brahmin’ feminism. Before we venture into defining Dalit patriarchy we must be clear about what patriarchy is and how does it sustain. Sans theoretical sophistication, patriarchy is a social institution benefiting men and harmful to women. Counterposing this, feminism is an ideology/movement that stands for[Read More…]

by 08/23/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy