Tyler Vredeveld

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The Tragic Truth About India's Caste System

My American friends frequently ask me why India’s caste system, a pre-feudalistic division of labor that assigns one’s line of work at birth, has …

Bright students stuck in caste net

Fifteen-year-old Chandini, who belongs to the ‘Haran Shikari’ tribal community was the teacher’s pet. Sharp and confident, her ambition was to design …

India: Cash reward offered for inter-caste marriages

<b>An Indian state is trying to promote inter-caste marriages by offering a cash incentive, it's reported.</b><p>The government in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, is offering newlyweds 50,000 rupees ($810; £530) and throwing in a medal and certificate too, the Times of India reports. There's only one …

Don't mention the apartheid: caste discrimination and poverty in South Asia

Since then there have been a number of responses to this crime. In June the heads of some of the world’s biggest NGOs co-authored an op-ed for the</i> …

'My Draupadi Strips, My Sita Sits On A Stranger's Lap': Fiery Writer Meena Kandasamy Speaks

<i>“My Kali kills. My Draupadi strips. My Sita climbs on a stranger’s lap. All my women militate. They brave bombs, belittle kings, take on the sun,</i> …

West urges North Korea to close political prison camps, end caste system | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Western powers called on North Korea on Thursday to dismantle its political prison camps and a caste system that ranks citizens based on family loyalty to the ruling dynasty.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks with other members of the audience at a performance given by those …

'MBA Culture' Crushes Caste in India

As anyone who has ever studied business in India knows, the country does not offer a level playing field for new entrepreneurs. Not only does the …