Hindu Tribes and Castes

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Anusha Sundar
The module attempts a contemporary history of the ‘Saperas,’ a denotified tribal community in India, spread across the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The author elaborates the perceptions surrounding the ‘Saperas’ as a people, and the notions that govern…
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Neha Chatterjee
  In 1879, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, the leading public intellectual of the day, published an essay titled ‘Samya’, meaning ‘equality’ in Bengali. There he stated that of all the artificial and unnatural differences that men created between men, the institution of caste hierarchy in India was,…
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