Features

Labelling the Dalit movement as identity politics is a major contradiction

Labelling the Dalit movement as identity politics is a major contradiction

  Jay Prakash Faqir Historian Aditya Mukherjee in one of his essays has accused western historians like Eric Hobsbawm of being Eurocentric. He finds Hobsbawm's characterization of the 20th century as an Age of Extremes to be an ill-informed opinion as far as Asia and the Asian perspective are concerned. And no doubt, his opinion holds ground. The problem however arises when he fails to similarly note the Brahmin-Savarna centrism of the...

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In defense of Mayawati

In defense of Mayawati

  Swapnil Dhanraj The Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Mayawati, is not an ordinary woman. She has successfully shouldered her responsibilities of representing the Bahujan Samaj throughout her political career in various ways. The charismatic personality which the BSP chief carries today is not a result of any "media publicity" or false propaganda of serving the nation. It is a result of her sacrifices and commitment towards the cause of the emancipation of...

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A Library in a Controversy: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Jawaharlal Nehru University

A Library in a Controversy: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Jawaharlal Nehru University

  Ritesh Tomer The debate on libraries: An introduction For long, the Indian university system has been surrounded by controversies related to administrative and infrastructural issues. There is a long history of upsets, revolving around the implementation of the reservation policy, the student admission process, hostel non-availability, and staff scarcity. However, the recent uproars around libraries are unique for the Indian university system. It is quite recently that students started rallying for keeping...

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Events and Activism

Singh Sena attacks Dalit Protest at Jantar Mantar

Singh Sena attacks Dalit Protest at Jantar Mantar Singh Sena attacks Dalit Protest at Jantar Mantar
  Dr Ratan Lal Youth for Buddhist India had organized a protest at Jantar Mantar chiefly for atrocities being committed on Dalits. The protest also included a three minute silence for the MPs from...
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Politics behind Destruction of Memory and History of Ambedkarite Spaces

Politics behind Destruction of Memory and History of Ambedkarite Spaces Politics behind Destruction of Memory and History of Ambedkarite Spaces

Sanjeev Kumar and Babasaheb Kambale  It's very rare to witness the demolition of any space of Brahminical importance - for instance, spaces associated with Gandhi, Nehru, Savarkar, and...
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Demolition of "Ambedkar Bhavan”: Historical Facts and Current Controversy!

Demolition of "Ambedkar Bhavan”: Historical Facts and Current Controversy! Demolition of "Ambedkar Bhavan”: Historical Facts and Current Controversy!
  Amar Khade  On 25-06-2016, some parts of Ambedkar Bhavan situated in Dadar area of Mumbai were demolished by the current Trustees of the "The People's Improvement Trust". The said structure...
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The Ambedkar Bhavan Issue

The Ambedkar Bhavan Issue The Ambedkar Bhavan Issue
  Vaibhav Wasnik "Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for
the government but illegal for the citizenry" ~ Thomas Jefferson Recently, an issue that has hit at the very crux of Ambedkarite...
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Aren't Babasaheb’s Dreams Higher than a 17 Floor Ambedkar Bhavan?

Aren't Babasaheb’s Dreams Higher than a 17 Floor Ambedkar Bhavan? Aren't Babasaheb’s Dreams Higher than a 17 Floor Ambedkar Bhavan?

Dr Nilratan Shende  The current Trustees and Adviser of People's Improvement Trust (PIT)  have demolished Ambedkar Bhavan on 25th June 2016. This unfortunate demolition has also wrecked...
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Perspective

Can we bring up kids telling them not to fall in love with someone from another caste?
11 Jul 2016 17:01 - Radhika SudhakarCan we bring up kids telling them not to fall in love with someone from another caste?

  Radhika Sudhakar In the Swathi murder case, as mainstream media increasingly plays the role of judge and jury, while evidence gathering, judgement based on facts and adherence to the rule of law takes a back seat, it does immense disservice to the victim's rights as well as the accused [ ... ]

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Rights

Atrocities & other offences committed by Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy of A.P. High Court against a Dalit Judicial Magistrate
16 Jul 2016 17:03 - Kula Nirmulana Porata Samiti (KNPS)

  Kula Nirmulana Porata Samiti (KNPS) I) a) Mr. S. Ramakrishna was born in a poor Dalit family in a remote village of Chittoor District, A.P. and with his hard work he could get his Law degree and was selected as a Junior Civil Judge in A.P. State Judicial Service in 2003. He consciously disc [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Mayawati on the Rohith Vemula issue
03 Mar 2016 10:26 - Karishma ChoudharyMayawati on the Rohith Vemula issue

  Statement released by the Bahujan Samaj Party at its Central OFfice In New Delhi on Monday, February 29, 2016. Translated from Hindi by Karishma Choudhary. Ms. Mayawati ji's Statement in the Rajya Sabha   • The single member Judicial Inquiry Commission -- which was co [ ... ]

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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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