Articles by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

In a closed-door meeting with public intellectuals, Rahul Gandhi told me he’s not opposed to English medium education in government schools. But surprisingly, a Left intellectual disagreed.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 19:45
AAP’s win in Punjab, where the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal have been ruling almost alternatively since Independence, is a new turn in welfare democracy, writes political theorist Kancha Ilaiah.
Monday, March 21, 2022 - 16:38
No national political party – be it the BJP or the Congress – could support English medium education in government schools because of the regional language bias they themselves constructed.
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 13:17
People do not vote for the BJP because it promises to make a BC leader the Chief Minister.
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 14:15
For the BJP/RSS, Tamil Nadu and Kerala were more ideological battlegrounds than West Bengal, as Bengal politics was operating very much within the Dwija control.
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 15:03
In some respects, YS Sharmila’s upcoming political party is the first of its kind in south India.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 19:22
The hide-and-seek game with caste in Bengal killed the communist party, and the successful Ezhava leaders maneuvering Kerala saved it.
Monday, April 5, 2021 - 12:56
U Sambasiva Rao's legacy as a revolutionary, a human rights defender, and an anti-caste ideologue will live on, Kancha Ilaiah writes.
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 13:46