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Love in the Time of Caste

Love in the Time of Caste

By Meena Kandasamy 2

Since October 2012 Meena Kandasamy has been visiting Dalit settlements in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, where an inter-caste marriage resulted in horrifying violence. Excerpts from a work in progres

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The Poor and the Baffled

The Poor and the Baffled

By Nityan Unnikrishnan 0

Nityan Unnikrishnan continues to be baffled about the state of the nation and its people

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The Good Snob

The Good Snob

By Bulbul Sharma 1

The vicious business of becoming upper-class—and the harder task of staying there. Bulbul Sharma on the cut and thrust of an eternal game

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Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

By Shougat Dasgupta 0

In a hierarchical society is there any greater privilege than being able to declare yourself free of class, wonders Shougat Dasgupta

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The Aristoprats

The Aristoprats

By Shrayana Bhattacharya 13

A year of dating a feudal throwback forced Shrayana Bhattacharya to confront her fascination with the wealthy

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The Little Publisher That Could

The Little Publisher That Could

By Sandip Roy 1

A stubborn devotion to quality and Kolkata characterises Naveen Kishore, the founder of Seagull Books, bringing Nobel winners and world literature to a bookshop near you, writes Sandip Roy

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Class Action

Class Action

By Anjali Doshi 0

The exclusivist origins of India’s “sport of the masses”. Anjali Doshi traces the history of cricket in the subcontinent

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The Comedy of Manners

The Comedy of Manners

By Michael Snyder 0

Is etiquette more than snobbery? Is the egalitarianism of the present, the informality, any more inclusive, or is it just a pose, asks Michael Snyder

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Jackie and Tania

Jackie and Tania

By Margot Cohen 0

Escaping the Holocaust, many Jews found refuge in India. Margot Cohen tells the story of one couple who remade their lives in a gentle, generous Bangalore

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Love in Bombay

Love in Bombay

By Anurag Banerjee 1

With few public spaces—and considerable public reproachfulness—Bombay is an unlikely haven for lovers. Anurag Banerjee shares some city secrets

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