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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,491 views]

Superiority and purity of race formed the polluting foundations of Nazism which was finally defeated by the logic of time and history. Slavery too, having had its run, was abolished. But the institution of caste has been determining a human being’s destiny for almost as long as India claims to be a civilisation. Till date, even the much rational,  educated citizen of India has been deriving sanction from it to exclude and discriminate against a community, known as lower castes or ‘Dalits’, finding themselves at the bottom of a cruel …