- The lives that don’t natter: The Brahmin as a hate figure
- How the British got their caste law
- Western Foundations of the Caste System: A discussion on Meru Media
- Enduring religion in the Kashmir conflict
- Western Foundations of the Caste System: a conversation for New Books in Hindu Studies
- An outcast response to the Journal of Legal Pluralism special issue on ‘States of Occupation’
- Is Myanmar destined for partition?
- What’s eating the United States?
- Caste in the time of identity politics
- Does Durkheim Enhance Our Understanding of Law and Religion?
- Bharat Ek Chetna: A film
- Seminar: Designed to Fail? The Standard Story of Caste System and its Impact on Law
- Bhima-Koregaon Violence: Hatred Being Created Against Brahmins Using History
- Feminism as Retrogressive Identity Politics
- The background to and consequences of the British law on caste discrimination
- Does Channel 4’s Documentary Provide the Truth about Muslim Marriage?
- The British controversy on the caste law and its significance for India
- Dear Dr. Shalini Sharma
- Is Yoga Hindu?
- Dear Karolina
- The British Caste Law: Reflections on the Role of Hindus
- Hindu objections to Reza Aslan’s documentary are missing a crucial point
- How CORAB instantiates the treatment of Hindus in British religion and faith policy
- What lies behind the inclusion of caste in the UK Equality Act?
- Can the freedom of religion be a universal human rights idea?
- Foundations of the Caste System
- Muslims and the British caste law
- Lakshmi on the BBC
- Impact of the law on caste in the UK
- “An ancient system of caste”: How the British law against caste depends on Orientalism
- Hindus and the Caste Law in the United Kingdom
- Citizenship, Caste, and Equality in Britain
- Harvesters of death as saviours
- An evangelical agenda abroad
- Are Academics for Peace?
- EHRC Strategic Plan 2016-2019 Consultation: UK Dharmic Communities’ Response
- No Caste to Answer – Analysing the UK’s New Caste Legislation
- Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda
- What’s caste got to do with it? Deception and the law on caste discrimination
- Why the British government should repeal the caste provision in the Equality Act 2010
- Hindus and their vested interests: Caste and the National Secular Society
- Intellectuals and the Indian traditions
- Is caste already part of UK equality law?
- A House of Lords debate on poverty and caste discrimination in India: Continuing foreign interference in India’s internal affairs
- UK caste discrimination legislation: Implications for Indian community organisations
- Call out the Christian churches on the caste system
- UK caste discrimination legislation: Implications for business and employers
- Toleration: Opportunities and Strains of a Historic European Ideal
- Response to two Reports on Caste by the Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Cultural Difference as Epistemic Difference: A Review of Two Books by S.N. Balagangadhara
Author Archives: aryalegal
The current hyperbolic preoccupation with race in the Anglosphere has provided an opportunity for some to link caste to race as though they are cognate phenomena of oppression. In the article at this link, it is argued that this coupling … Continue reading
This presentation, given at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London on 20 November 2019, explains how the anti-discrimination law in the UK came to include caste. It locates activism, led mainly by evangelical influence within churches, as … Continue reading
In this podcast interview, Prakash Shah speaks to Mukunda and Racchit about the caste system and its conceptual foundations in the Western world. We discuss the idea of the caste system and how it was developed through the West’s engagement … Continue reading
That the conflict over Kashmir is religious seems self-evident to most people who care to talk about it. Opposing sides fundamentally agree the conflict has a religious character. US President Trump may have summed it up when he said, “Kashmir … Continue reading
The Indian caste system is an ancient, pervasive institution of social organization within the subcontinent – or is it? Dr. Prakash Shah (Reader in Culture and Law at Queen Mary, University of London, UK) speaks to Dr. Raj Balkaran, the host … Continue reading
The article below, ‘Humpty Dumpty’s occupation’, is based on a rejected submission I had made to the Journal of Legal Pluralism. It is my response to a special issue of the Journal of Legal Pluralism (2017, Vol. 49, No. 3) … Continue reading
This article discusses a list of apparently separate developments that considered together may lead to the possible conclusion that a coordinated effort is underway to enable an argument for secession justified against the backdrop of grave violations of human rights … Continue reading
Thinkers on the American left are producing diagnoses of why the United States and its political culture is more divided than united. The question, “what made the election of Donald Trump possible?” is the spark. Mark Lilla’s The Once and … Continue reading
The reporting, both in the UK and in India, of the British Conservative government’s decision in July 2018 to repeal the UK Equality Act’s duty to incorporate caste as ‘an aspect of race’ is misleading. The dominant accounts would have … Continue reading
In this lecture, given at the conference on “The Sacred and the Law. The Durkheimian Legacy” at the Kate Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”, Bonn, 27-28. October 2015, I view Durkheim in two ways: … Continue reading