Episode 24: Manoj Mitta

Caravan Baatcheet: History of laws against casteism in India

08 September 2023

In this episode of The Caravan Baatcheet, host Vishnu Sharma talks to journalist and author Manoj Mitta about his new book, “Caste Pride: Battles for Equality in Hindu India.” The book is an account of the history of the intersection of caste and law in India, over the past two centuries. 

Drawing heavily from historical judicial debates and archives, Mitta explores the impunity accorded to caste practices and caste atrocities and the concomitant legal battles to reform the varna system.

The Caravan Baatcheet is a Hindi talk show featuring engaging discussions on politics, culture and society. Every fortnight, our host Vishnu Sharma will be in conversation with journalists, writers, experts and observers on pivotal issues that matter to you. 

Keywords: Casteism Law books history The Caravan Baatcheet