Features

Anti-fascist movements – how inclusive are they?

  K K Baburaj The same day when Manushya Sangamam (human gathering) was held at Ernakulam (19-20 December, 2015) we organised Amaanava Sangamam (Un-human gathering) at Calicut as a protest against the basic ideology of the ‘concept of human’ articulated by them. The concept of ‘human’ envisaged by the upper caste modernists, aristocrats from the left, mainstream media professionals, celebrities from the silver screen and other fields, under whose patronage the Manushya...

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Homage to a Great Mind

  Georgy Kuruvila Roy In an article written condemning the objective violence pertaining to the suicide of Rajani a Dalit engineering student in Kerala, Rekha Raj does not for one moment associate her suicide with victimization. For her, Rajani and students like her should be seen as those icons from the Dalit community who braved all odds and struggled against a casteist system to become someone. Following this, doesn't this hold true...

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Who killed Rohith Vemula?

  Sujatha Surepally 26 years old Rohith Vemula, who wanted to reach the stars, become a science writer like Carl Sagan, is no more today. Perhaps he wanted to reach the stars, because his life had been oppressed, abused and separated his mind from his body. He may not have thought that he would make the world quiver with his emptiness. Many do not know who this young man was, the aspiring...

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Events and Activism

Hatred in the Belly: Two Book Launch & Discussion Events in Chennai

Hatred in the Belly: Two Book Launch & Discussion Events in Chennai Hatred in the Belly: Two Book Launch & Discussion Events in Chennai
  It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the book launch events and discussions to be held at Chennai. Event 1  Hatred in the Belly: Discussion on Appropriation of Dr. Ambedkar's...
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SC/ST Faculty in NIT Warangal Agitate against Biased Recruitment

SC/ST Faculty in NIT Warangal Agitate against Biased Recruitment
  Round Table India The following letter is a representation to the Union Minister of Human Resources Development on the 30-01-2016, from an observer who witnessed the situtation of the SC/ST...
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Condemning the shrinking democratic spaces in educational institutions

Condemning the shrinking democratic spaces in educational institutions
  From the National Law School of India University, Bangalore  We, the concerned students, researchers and teaching faculty, of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore express...
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Indefinite Hunger Strike: Press Release by Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (UOH) dated 21st Jan, 2016

Indefinite Hunger Strike: Press Release by Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (UOH) dated 21st Jan, 2016 Indefinite Hunger Strike: Press Release by Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (UOH) dated 21st Jan, 2016
  Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (UOH) 1. At a time when the legitimacy of Prof. Appa Rao to continue as Vice-Chancellor is in question, without attending to the protesting students who...
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Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai

 Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai
On Saturday, 23rd January, 2016
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
At: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098 Chief Guests  J. V. Pawar,...
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Perspective

If You Can’t Help One Pulaya Woman, What of the Entire SC Community?
10 Jan 2016 02:17 - Chitralekha E If You Can’t Help One Pulaya Woman, What of the Entire SC Community?

Chitralekha E    To,   The Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala   Complaint submitted by Chitralekha, Kunjimangalam Village, Edat   Sir,   I am an auto driver belonging to a Scheduled caste community.  I and my family sat on strike (Raapakal samaram)&nbs [ ... ]

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Current News

Faridabad villagers’ grief turns into anger, CBI to probe Dalit killings
28 Oct 2015 00:59 - anuFaridabad villagers’ grief turns into anger, CBI to probe Dalit killings

Prabhu Razdan A member of the Dalit family whose house was set on fire in Faridabad’s Ballabgarh. (PTI) Grief boiled over into anger on Wednesday in a Haryana village where two Dalit children were burnt alive as irate villagers blocked the Delhi-Agra highway, forcing the government to agree to [ ... ]

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Rights

Narikkoravar’s constitutional struggle for dignity and representation
02 Feb 2016 19:54 - NDMJ-NCDHRNarikkoravar’s constitutional struggle for dignity and representation

  NDMJ-NCDHR It has been four and a half decades since the Narikoravan (a) Kuruvikaran community has been waging a constitutional struggle for Scheduled Tribe status. Narikoravan is a nomadic tribe involved in the making of 'rudrasksha malai' and other such long chains, rosary beads which ha [ ... ]

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Opinion

Gujarat withdraws books with ‘anti-Hindu’ Ambedkar remarks
14 Aug 2015 02:29 - kuffirGujarat withdraws books with ‘anti-Hindu’ Ambedkar remarks

  Kumar Anand, Parimal Dabhi Vadodara/Ahmedabad. The book was distributed in schools as part of Dr Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary celebrations. The book, Rashtriya Mahapurush Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar, written in Gujarati by Dalit scholar P A Parmar, was selected by the state gover [ ... ]

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Heritage

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Why Madhusudan Refused to Play it Safe
10 Sep 2014 18:51 - kuffirWhy Madhusudan Refused to Play it Safe

  Devesh Kapur, D Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad Born to an indentured laborer father in a Dalit family where food mattered more than studies, Mannam Madhusudan Rao began as a construction worker. Today, he runs his own construction company that is completing a township worth Rs 250 crore [ ... ]

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Dr. Ambedkar

From the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat
01 Oct 2015 14:10 - Dr. AmbedkarFrom the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat

  Bahishkrit Bharat (Untouchable India) The following is from an editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for one of the issues of the newspaper Bahishkrit Bharat published in 1927! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research I [ ... ]

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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

'Slavery' by Mahatma Phule: Preface
11 Apr 2013 17:45 - Mahatma Phule'Slavery' by Mahatma Phule: Preface

'Slavery'  by  Mahatma Phule ~

Preface  by The Author Himself ~   "The day that reduces a man to slavery takes from him the half of his virtue,"
  - Homer. "Our system of Government in India is not calculated to raise the character of those subject to it, nor is  [ ... ]

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