In seventh grade, Maya Pramod was banished to the back benches because of caste. She tells a very personal story here—of her journey from virtual ostracisation to an international award at Brandeis University.
American philosopher-public intellectual Prof Cornel West comes together with leading Indian scholar Dr Suraj Yengde to discuss race, caste and politics -- questions inflamed in the light of the George Floyd protests in the US, and recurrent incidents of oppression in India.
In this Independence Day special issue, Outlook turns its gaze on the virus of racism that we as a nation have failed to conquer. George Floyd is not just an American phenomenon. We too have a similar share of crying shame that shackles us from being truly free.