Thenmozhi Soundararajan writes about growing up Dalit in the caste-conscious Indian-American community:
“The Black Indians,” August 20, 2012.
“We were also Dalits living underground. Caste exists wherever Indians exist and it manifests itself in a myriad of ways. The Indian diaspora thrives on caste because it is the atom that animates the molecule of their existence. In the face of xenophobia and racism abroad, many become more fundamentalist in their traditions and caste is part of that reactionary package. So, what does caste look like in the US?”