Brahmins

Ganga ‘aarti’ being performed on the river bank in Varanasi by Brahmin priests. Photo: Alamy

The revolution India never had

6 min read . 27 Oct 2018
Dalit priest Phalahari Suryavanshi Das performs the daily rituals at Mahavir temple in Patna. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

From an outcast to a temple priest

6 min read . 13 Jul 2017
The Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Mahasangh’s banner congratulates Devendra Fadnavis on becoming Maharashtra’s chief minister in Pune. Photo: Yogesh Joshi/Mint<br />
<br />Privileged club: (from top) The BJP top brass and Karnataka MPs after a meeting with President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi in January (Atul Yadav/PTI); party president Nitin Gadkari (centre) (R Senthi<br />
<br />Privileged club: (from top) The BJP top brass and Karnataka MPs after a meeting with President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi in January (Atul Yadav/PTI); party president Nitin Gadkari (centre) (R Senthi<br />
Reducing the poor to numbers

Reducing the poor to numbers

3 min read . 13 Oct 2009
New class of civil servants

New class of civil servants

4 min read . 03 Aug 2008
New class of civil servants

New class of civil servants

4 min read . 03 Aug 2008