What’s in an Indian name? This website documents a project funded by the British Academy titled ‘Names and (Dis)identity: A New Approach to Indian Secularism’, which will investigate relationships between personal name changing and discrimination in India.
This project takes up social and political questions of naming that are often ignored in studies of inequality or exclusion. What if Indian personal names ceased to automatically categorise their bearers according to their caste and/or religion so that identities are deliberately blurred?
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This post delves into the history of Sikh naming practices