Category Archives: Edward Said

Dear Dr. Shalini Sharma

Dear Dr. Shalini Sharma, Your article ‘Hindutva and historical revisionism’ has been described as an “excellent piece” by Dr. Priyamvada Gopal, Reader in Anglophone and Related Literature at Cambridge University. Journalist and historian, Andrew Whitehead, praised it as an “important … Continue reading

Posted in caste, caste system, Christianity, colonial conciousness, Dunkin Jalki, Edward Said, Gurminder Bhambra, Hindus, India, Orientalism, post-colonialism, S.N. Balagangadhara, Shalini Sharma, Western culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda

The article at this link is a response to Meena Dhanda’s article “Anti-castism and misplaced nativism: Mapping caste as an aspect of race” in the July/August 2015 issue of the British based journal Radical Philosophy. It proclaims itself to be the … Continue reading

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Intellectuals and the Indian traditions

Indian traditions are not infrequently called into question, critiqued, stereotyped, suppressed and negatively affected in many other ways. In fact, one may say that it is a general part of the experience of someone who follows the Indian traditions. The … Continue reading

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Is caste already part of UK equality law?

This comment summarizes and offers some reflections on the case of Chandhok & Anor v Tirkey (Race Discrimination) [2014] UKEAT 0190_14_1912, decided on 19 December 2014. It is an early Christmas present for the Indian communities in Britain since it … Continue reading

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Toleration: Opportunities and Strains of a Historic European Ideal

Read here: Synergy Magazine of the European Law Students’ Association, No. 56  

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The moral basis of anti-caste legislation

In this comment, I draw attention to why legislation against caste discrimination came to be passed in 2013 even though a serious case for it had not been established. Drawing on parliamentary debates, this short article explains the push to … Continue reading

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Sikhs and Western law: A review

Civil Rights in Wartime: The Post 9/11 Sikh Experience Dawinder S. Sidhu and Neha Singh Gohil Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. The story of what happened to Asian traditions in their contact with the West, especially through colonialism and what Edward Said … Continue reading

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