It was an educative day at St Joseph’s College Autonomous Bengaluru. The young Harvard scholar Dr Sooraj Yengde, the first Indian with African – Indian studies (intersecting caste and race), addressed students and faculty on India for Diversity.
The well-attended lecture focused on the plight of dalits, tribals, and minorities, and with a special focus on women of these communities. His oft-repeated question was, if this was democracy, how can it be democracy?
Dr Yengde analysed in details India’s education sector (schools, colleges, institutes of national importance and universities. What is the percentage of various subgroups within the Indian society? And what is their representation in jobs of a arietyv of kinds. Of all the spheres of public service like education, politics, executive, judiciary, and media, the media shows that there is no place of dalits and tribals.