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  • Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born in 1891, an untouchable in an India run by the British – that is to say a subaltern twice over, subjugated by an imperial government and by high-caste Indians.

    Unthinkable? An Ambedkar memorial | Editorial

  • He creates a "reality" out of them, with every ghoulish component unrelentingly worked out and provided; a high-caste version of the tabloid newspaper's loving exposition of gory detail.

    Rereading: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Although he was not a practising Hindu, he had huge pride in the fact that his father, Sunil, who came to live in the UK in the 1930s, was a high-caste Brahmin from Bengal.

    My father's Hindu funeral

  • He was worried about alienating high-caste Hindus.

    Among the Hagiographers

  • Ali's family belongs to a high-caste clan that has traditionally led and governed in Somalia.

    Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.: Are We Moving Toward a Clan Society?

  • Kalua, the driver of the ox-cart, was a giant of a man, but he made no move to help his passenger and was careful to keep his face hidden from him: he was of the leather-workers 'caste and Hukam Singh, as a high-caste Rajput, believed that the sight of his face would bode ill for the day ahead.

    Excerpt: Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

  • One of the deepest arguments against the bill is that such a quota, if not further defined to ensure diversity, would favor high-caste, religious majority, and wealthy women in India; in short, a “win” for women writ large would come at the expense of including other disadvantaged groups such as low-caste, poor, and religious minorities both men and women .

    Mo’ Quotas, Mo’ Problems « Gender Across Borders

  • The ratio of girls per 1,000 boys in these areas hovers around the 700s and 800s, with as few as 300 girls per 1,000 boys in some high-caste urban areas of Punjab ....

    Stromata Blog:

  • They were Northern Muslims, mostly, with a sprinkling of high-caste Oudh Hindoos - the practice of separating the races in different companies or troops hadn't come in then.

    Fiancée

  • Well, you'll see 'em - ignorant, slothful fellows of poor class, and we put 'em to officer high-caste Hindoos of ten years 'service.

    Fiancée

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