Author: gabrielconlon

India’s Dalit Moment

India’s Dalit Moment By Gabe Carroll   As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi squares off militarily with Pakistan, at home he is facing an older – and perhaps more challenging – threat to his authority. The movement of Dalits – members of India’s lowest castes – emerging in his home […]

Heritage Trips Promote Zoroastrian Revival

“If you’re raised overseas, if you’re raised in diaspora; you have no exposure.” James Ball is talking about his own heritage, which stretches back more than 3000 years, to ancient Persia. Ball, a Yale-educated environmental engineer from New Jersey, is Zoroastrian. Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s first monotheistic religions and […]

Following Hezbollah’s Example, Shia Groups are Reaching Out to Iraq’s Embattled Christians

The Popular Mobilization Units – Iraq’s Shia-led paramilitary coalition – are reaching out to the country’s embattled Christian minority. This strategy – which may be the prelude to military cooperation between specific PMU factions and Christian armed groups – mirrors similar efforts by Lebanese armed group Hezbollah – which over […]

Gujarat Dalits Seek to Sustain Revolt, Through a Diversity of Tactics

After a decade of growing caste violence, a new mass movement is fighting back, challenging Indian Prime Minister Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in his home state of Gujarat. In August the Indian state of Gujarat was rocked by mass protests mounted by the Dalit community, which took to the […]