In Vauhini Vara’s debut novel, a boy from rural India becomes a tech mogul in a world consumed by Big Tech. What seemed impossible, she said, has become real, in life and in technology.
As Dalit women, they are deeply familiar with living under threat.
Food-cart rules spurred by conservative beliefs draw a backlash, showcasing the tensions around the country’s rising Hindu nationalist movement.
BAPS, a prominent sect, faces accusations of exploiting low-caste laborers from India to run massive temples around the country.
As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.”
Persecution in a remote Indian province spawned Modi’s new draconian citizenship law.
This discrimination is real, and federal law should reflect that.
Federal agents descended on the massive temple in Robbinsville, N.J., as a lawsuit claimed low-caste men had been lured from India to work for about $1 an hour.
After a career of activism on behalf of the lower castes, Mr. Sathidar was cast in a movie that reflected his life. He died of complications of Covid-19.
Faced with boycotts and criminal complaints, the director of “Tandav” made the edits this week. But that did not appear to satisfy some of the show’s critics, who called for him to be jailed.
Isabel Wilkerson on why a new presidency alone can’t fix America’s 400-year-old race-based hierarchy.
Father Stan Swamy spent decades fighting for the rights of India’s marginalized people. In October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government imprisoned him under antiterrorism laws.
Anand Patwardhan spent decades tracking the rise of Hindu nationalism. And now, under an increasingly repressive government, he holds his screenings in secret.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for justice in the rape case, in Uttar Pradesh. But after years of rampant sexual violence, prosecutions remain rare.
The Netflix show is controversial. But it tells awkward truths about my community.
Drawn by jobs or land offered by Muslim groups, some Hindus, facing discrimination and a virus-ravaged economy, are essentially converting to survive.
Amrit and Saiyub were among the millions of Indian workers forced onto the road by the coronavirus lockdown. Nothing could shake their friendship in an unforgiving world.
Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States.
Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.
America’s intense conversation on race has focused attention on a type of discrimination that has long vexed India.
In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
There are no cases here, Kim Jong-un’s government claims, while acting as if its survival were at stake.
Volunteers set up their own roadblocks. Neighborhoods set their own limits. The efforts could help the fractious country battle the outbreak but risk also stoking divisions and xenophobia.