Caste Unaware

Caste has cast its spell on our lives
That we did not ask for.
For generations, we tried hard to break-free
Yet we couldn’t find permanent solutions
So we learnt to live with the situation.
But why do we have to drag the poor animals
Those are caught unaware in the caste battle?

The article appeared in Times of India

Dog cast(e) away after dalit touch

A dog’s life couldn’t get worse. A mongrel brought up in an upper caste home in Morena was kicked out after the Rajput family members discovered that their Sheru had eaten a roti from a dalit woman and was now an “untouchable”. Next, Sheru was tied to a pole in the village’s dalit locality. His controversial case is now pending with the district collector, the state police and the Scheduled Caste Atrocities po lice station in Morena district of north MP.

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