Articles by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

The so-called Hindu organisations give the impression that Shudras and all Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are part of them. However, none from among these castes can lead a temple or any spiritual system even in America.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 12:51
For the first time, north Indian Shudra/Dalit politicians are fighting an intellectual battle against casteist (so-called Hindu) texts, written by Brahmins in ancient and mediaeval times.
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 14:39
In India, the road towards primitive controls on the thinking mind is being cemented further with each passing day, writes Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd.
Friday, January 6, 2023 - 18:06
The Congress needs a morally strong leader at the helm. Rahul Gandhi has shown that streak in thought and practice, but he has to internalise the moral base of that politics, writes Kancha Ilaiah.
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 16:47
By asking the rural masses to educate their children in regional languages, Amit Shah wants to put them in their classic place of language disadvantage, writes Kancha Ilaiah.
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 10:54
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