January

The Origins and Principles of CASTE

Caste is an institution peculiar to India. Racial, social and occupational divisions of classes exist elsewhere, but they differ fundamentally from the peculiar social structure of India. Caste is not merely a principle of social division, but a comprehensive system [...]

REVIEW OF THE MODERN RATIONALIST-ANNUAL 2014

Well wishers and readers of The Modern Rationalist might have noticed and gone through the multi-focused special Issue of  this monthly released on the 2nd of December 2014. Its aim is three-fold.  Not only an Annual Number it is, but [...]

Women Self Help Groups

Women Self Help Groups Symbol for Economic Renaissance and Social Empowerment Move to scrap them, to be discouraged! Despite the passing of 45 years of bank nationalization Financial Inclusion still continues as unfinished agenda in the development policy of the [...]

EDITOR ANSWERS

Q : When will there be the society that has abolished  castes and consequently  needs no reservations?     – S.Jeevanandam ,  Thiruvarur Ans : When all of us have achieved social justice and  have become aware of our rights and  [...]

CONVERSION GIMMICKS

‘CONVERSION’  is what  harrowing every  ear in India  and filling the foul mouths of the political urchins  these days. There are graded foolish and illiterate  utterances  each surpassing the others  in  lunatic  excesses of the interpretations  of the  term. Unassailable [...]