Login

All posts by Devendra Swarup

Dalit Society in the 1930s

In those days, the Dalit society was steeped in the darkness of illiteracy, poverty, exploitation, oppression, and the inferiority complex arising from all this. Moreover, it was so devoid of political consciousness that Dr. Ambedkar rightly called it the 'Silent Hero'

Read More

How the Dalit Movement Derailed

Today, the attention of the Dalit movement is directed towards sharing seats in legislative assemblies, forging political partnerships, and getting reservation in jobs. How did a movement rooted in social justice get derailed. Read Devendra Swarup's penetrating analysis to find out.

Read More

Who Was M.C.Rajah?

We recognise Dr. Ambedkar as the towering Dalit leader. But few of us have heard about an equally important Dalit leader called M.C.Rajah. Read this insightful article to know about this great leader.

Read More

A Forgotten Pact

The Poona Pact is well known because of its association with the likes of Gandhiji and Dr. Ambedkar. But few of us know that there was a “Rajah–Moonje” pact prior to the Poona Pact. Read this fascinating piece to know more.

Read More

A Historian’s Prophecy

Read this interesting prophecy of Historian Vincent Smith who believed that "Caste and Hinduism are integral, not separate, and it is impossible to destroy the caste system as long as Hindus want to remain Hindus. If caste has been alive for more than three thousand years, it is because it is beneficial to Hindus and has become a part of their nature."

Read More

The Making of Our Constitution-2

In the second part of this article, Devendra Swaroop takes us on a journey to the origins of our constitution. What were its original aims and how did it come to be introduced in India?

Read More

The Making of Our Constitution-1

This article from Devendra Swaroop takes us on a journey to the origins of our constitution. What were its original aims and how did it come to be introduced in India?

Read More

Caste in the Census: Necessity or Invention?

Why did the British create the census and why did they enumerate castes in the census? Did they really want to gather sociological data or did they have other intentions? Read this brilliant piece to find out.

Read More

“Divide and Rule”. The British Colonial Policy on Caste

Did the British succeed in dividing Indian society in their bid to abolish caste? Why did they resort to the policy of "divide and rule"? Read this brilliant article to find out.

Read More

Brahmins are the root cause of all problems !

British officials conveniently blamed the Brahmin soldiers for instigating the mutiny of 1857. But in doing so, they were faced with an even bigger predicament.

Read More
Centre For Indic studies
X