|by Reeta Sharma
poor, Dalits have lived a life of dignity in Punjab, unlike those in Bihar,
Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat or even adjoining
Haryana. Over the last half century or so, they have almost never been subjected
to caste hatred or humiliation by the so-called upper castes.
Baigas, a woman’s wish reigns supreme
and large, primitive societies are rather tolerant as far as sexual
relationships and marriages are concerned. Several tribes can also be considered
promiscuous by the Victorian standards of morality.
share in tales of British ghosts
by the memory of Kipling and other pillars of the Empire, Shimla had
the maximum to contribute when it came to British ghosts in hill
stations. With new multistorey constructions replacing the old
mansions, it is difficult to trace the buildings referred to and sure
enough, quite a number of British ghosts seems to have vanished after
Independence. But rummaging through old books on the British in India,
one came across the following instances.