A Lingayat man wearing the Ishtalinga
A Brahmin and his son perform the ceremony of changing the sacred thread, c. 1946
Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, which conducts the thread ceremony for all castes
Members of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena during a protest demanding for a total ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmavati' at Freedom Park in Bengaluru.
A mammoth crowd gathered during the lingayat dharma samavesh in Hubli Nehru stadium.
Panchayat in Bibipur in Jind district of Haryana in July 2012
People Shout slogans as they participate in a rally organised by OBC Ekta Manch, or Other Backward Classes Unity Forum, in Ahmadabad. The rally was organised to demand farmers' deb...
OBC leader Alpesh Thakor throws milk on road during a farm agitation for farm loan waiver, in Ahmedabad.
Members of Dalit community raise slogans against the Saharanpur inter-caste clash where people of their community were allegedly targeted, during their protest in front of the UP B...
Shramjivi Sanghatna organise the Langoti morcha for the tribal community, demanding action on issues regarding their caste certificate, in Thane.
Maratha community people participate in the "Maratha Kranti Morcha" during the winter session of Maharashtra state assembly, in Nagur.
The 1968 Kilvenmani killings stand as reminders.
Powerful middle castes have always been brutal in their social assertion. The 1997 anti-Dalit violence in Karisalkulam
Members of India's low-caste Dalit community block traffic and shout slogans in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
Members of Patidar community burnt vehicle during their "Jail Bharo Andolan" for demanding release of Hardik Patel in Mahesana.
Police use water canon to control members of Patidar community during their "Jail Bharo Andolan" for demanding release of Hardik Patel in Mahesana.
Members of Patidar community during the "Jail Bharo Andolan" to demand the release of Convener of Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti Hardik Patel in Surat.
Filmindia cartoon (1952) mocking Rajendra Prasad’s actions.
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