Ambedkar then published a rebuttal to Gandhi’s response, leading off with a kick to the groin. Gandhi himself had been born into the “Bania” caste of grocers and traders – why didn’t the “law of Varna” apply to him, a wannabe Brahmin?
Seventy-five years ago this month occurred an extraordinary debate in an Indian newspaper that retains enormous resonance today. On the surface, the debate concerned India’s system of caste, regulating both employment opportunity and social
San Francisco’s pending ban on circumcision elicits screams from God experts. Unnecessary cosmetic surgery on infants is part of their religious tradition! Well, so is slavery. So is genocide. Humanist common sense prevailed against