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The Janeyu in My News Story

The Janeyu in My News Story

  Rahi Gaikwad Years ago, while studying journalism, a remark made by a foreign national classmate during a class discussion on caste has stuck in my mind till date. From what I remember, she said that she had many Indian friends who told her they did not believe in caste, but somehow mentioned they were Brahmins. Had I noted her words, quoting them verbatim would have sounded more perceptive.  The memory of my...

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In the name of the Nation: Historicizing Caste in Indian Universities

 In the name of the Nation: Historicizing Caste in Indian Universities

  Nidhin Shobhana In the name of the Nation: Historicizing Caste in Indian Universities (with special reference to Jawaharlal Nehru University) Setting up the Stage The 'idea' of a university and its connections to democracy, nation-building and knowledge production have been historically discussed and debated by several social scientists and policy-makers in great depth1. Such discussions have often avoided perceptive historical analysis of social structures and actions which established shaped and sustained universities. In other words...

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Wherever Caste exists in the World, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable

Wherever Caste exists in the World, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable

  Dr Manisha Bangar NVP BAMCEF In India, and wherever in the world Caste exists, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable. Starting from the happenings in Hyderabad Central University in August 2015 when the students of ASA were ostracized, more so from the time of the Institutional murder of Rohith Vemula in January 2016, from the Una atrocity in July 2016 to the ongoing victimization and brutal institutional and non-institutional atrocities on Muslims and...

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Events and Activism

When Inequality Blooms in the Woods

When Inequality Blooms in the Woods When Inequality Blooms in the Woods
  Mruduladevi Sasidharan It  received a stunning applause all along the corridors of Inox Screen II at the end of the second screening on 22nd November 2016 at IFFI 2016. 'Kaadu Pookkunna Neram'...
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Project Heartland 4: Milk and Caste

Project Heartland 4: Milk and Caste
  Pratik Parmar Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert...
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Remembering Dharti Aba Birsa Munda

Remembering Dharti Aba Birsa Munda Remembering Dharti Aba Birsa Munda
  BAPSA JNU, New Delhi  Remembering Dharti Aba Birsa Munda on 15th Nov Remembering the Foundation Day of BAPSA Intensifying Struggle of Justice for Najeeb The class was going...
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ಆದಿವಾಸಿಗಳ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಪ್ರಜ್ಞೆ ಜೇನುಕುರುಬರ ಸೋಮಣ್ಣ

ಆದಿವಾಸಿಗಳ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಪ್ರಜ್ಞೆ ಜೇನುಕುರುಬರ ಸೋಮಣ್ಣ ಆದಿವಾಸಿಗಳ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಪ್ರಜ್ಞೆ ಜೇನುಕುರುಬರ ಸೋಮಣ್ಣ
  ಜನರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪ್ರದಾನ ಸಮಿತಿ & ಡಾ. ಎ ಎಸ್ ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ   ಆತ್ಮೀಯರೇ, ನಾಡಿನ...
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Project Heartland 3: When a Dalit Woman leads

Project Heartland 3: When a Dalit Woman leads
  Pratik Parmar Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert...
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Perspective

मुलगा पहायला आला
10 Nov 2016 13:45 - Vidyaमुलगा पहायला आला

  Vidya "मुलगा पहायला आला"  मुलगा पाहायला येतो तेव्हा मुलीला काय वाटत असेल? आज मला मुलगा पाहायला आलेला. मुलगा पाह [ ... ]

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Rights

Judicial Discourse and Caste Violence
12 Sep 2016 14:51 - AdityaJudicial Discourse and Caste Violence

  Aditya Reading Bathani Tola and Laxmanpur Bathe Judgment*  “Everyone strives to attain the law...how does it come about, then, that in all these years no one has come seeking admittance but me?....The doorkeeper replies....... No one but you could gain admittance through this door, [ ... ]

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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

Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949
26 Nov 2016 15:42 - Dr. AmbedkarBabasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent A [ ... ]

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