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Protests by students in New Delhi after the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula. Rajta Gupta/EPA

India: how some Hindu nationalists are rewriting caste history in the name of decolonisation

With India in the middle of the world’s largest democratic exercise, universities are under the spotlight as never before.

Caste reservations

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Some scholars have claimed that caste was a colonial construction. A photograph from the 1860s of Rajputs, classified as a high-caste Hindu. Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson via Wikimedia Commons

Dangerous decolonising

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