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A Passing of the Past, An Epistolary Rumination 1/n Caste and Legal Education

This article builds on letter writing as a discursive method to engage with university systems, administrators and communities more widely—especially students currently enrolled in law schools, colleges, faculty and practitioners of law—about structural inequalities that are embedded within educational institutions. Making a case for more caste-conscious approaches to legal education, this article critically examines gaps in legal education, especially those that relate to caste, reservation quotas, epistemology and method, and suggests constructive ways of bridging those gaps.

Delimitation and Reservation

The Bihar Caste-based Survey and the constitutional amendment guaranteeing reservation for women in Parliament bring the question of delimitation to the fore once again. In the absence of immediate delimitation, these two events show that the under-represented communities and sections of society will only continue to remain unrepresented.

Conservative Judicial Activism in the US

Termination of affi rmative action can only coincide with the elimination of racial inequality.

Fresh Challenges to the 50% Limit on Vertical Reservations

The judicially imposed ceiling of 50% on vertical reservations in India has been questioned recently in two ways—the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 103rd Amendment Act, which allowed economically weaker section reservations beyond 50%, and the state legislations in Jharkhand and Karnataka, whic

Fragmenting the Principle of Reservations

The majority judgment of the Supreme Court favouring the 10% reservation quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) may be considered by some as a welcome step on the grounds that it addresses the question of economic disadvantage.

Charity, Not Parity

Upholding the EWS reservations exposes the Supreme Court’s limited understanding of social justice and equality.

A ‘Panchayat’ Too Good To Be True

Panchayats insightful portrayal of the quotidian aspects of rurality is marred by its unrealistic portrayal of caste in a Uttar Pradesh village.

Anti-Conversion Laws

Conversion in India is a debate which goes back to the formation of the Constitution, which explicitly states the freedom of individuals to choose their religion. States are now bringing in laws which make it harder for people to convert their religion. In this reading list, we delve into the issue of conversion and anti-conversion law.

NEET: Eligibility for What and Entrance for Whom?

The NEET institutes an ecosystem of exclusivity and skews the composition of those who can access medical education.

 

March for Backwardness

Overviewing the historical trajectory of the demand for the reservations for Marathas, the background conditions for such demand are sought be explained. The nature of the agitation for reservations and the political response to the agitation are analysed.

 

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