Features

Savarna Progressive, a Mischievous Misnomer

  Raj Kumar The Savarna progressive as a writer, activist, politician, articulator or academician is increasingly under social scrutiny for his role and position in the movement aiming to annihilate caste in contemporary India. A great deal of enthusiasm and perseverance is required to extricate the caste convert from the ambiguity of purpose and intent of their deviant caste behaviour. This write up tries to understand the veracity of the claims and...

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शुक्रिया बाबा साहेब

  Gurinder Azad गुरिंदर आज़ाद शुक्रिया बाबा साहेब !आपके चलतेहमें किसी से कहना नहीं पड़ताकि हम भी इंसान हैं ! उनके अहं को जो भी हो गवारालेकिन अब तस्दीक हो चुका हैकि बराबरी थाली में परोस कर नहीं मिलतीआबरू की धारा किसी वेद से नहीं निकलतीबड़ा बेतुका हैकल्पना करके सोनासुबह अलग सा कोई नज़ारा होगाया धीरे धीरे सब सही हो जायेगाअपनेआप !

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The Price of Silence ……Who Will Bell the Cat?

Dr. N Sukumar "Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population". ~ Albert Einstein A few months ago, the academia was intensely debating the Wendy Doniger issue. For the person on the street, it was much ado about nothing. We are used to films and books being banned, paintings being vandalized, performers being...

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Events and Activism

Dalit procession attacked at Washim

Dalit procession attacked at Washim Dalit procession attacked at Washim
  (Round Table India report) Washim, Maharashtra. Around 19 Dalits, including three children, were seriously injured in an attack on a procession marking Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's birth anniversary...
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Mass essay writing competition on 123rd birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Mass essay writing competition on 123rd birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
  Hajira Bano Balkang  Leh: A peace rally and a mass essay writing competition among students of different schools of Leh demanding inclusion of Bhoti in 8th Schedule of Indian Constitution...
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The Hindu BANS Non-Vegetarian food in its Canteens & Dining Halls

The Hindu BANS Non-Vegetarian food in its Canteens & Dining Halls The Hindu BANS Non-Vegetarian food in its Canteens & Dining Halls
  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes C. Sreetharan, Vice-President - HR, issued a notice dated April 10, 2014 stating that non-veg. food is banned ('not permitted') in all canteens and dining...
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Run for Caste Free India 2014

Run for Caste Free India 2014 Run for Caste Free India 2014
  Run For Caste Free India  in Hyderabad on Babasaheb Ambedkar's Birth Anniversary 14th April, 2014 Starts at 6.30 a.m From People's Plaza on Necklace Road, Tank Bund.
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Dalit Christian Pastors protest state of Salvation Army in Tamil Nadu

Dalit Christian Pastors protest state of Salvation Army in Tamil Nadu
  [Received the following communication from the Affected Retchanya Senai Retired Officers (i.e. Retired Tamil Dalit Christian Pastors in Tamil Nadu)] ~ For the kind attention of Soldiers, Local...
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Perspective

Of Caste Massacres and Judicial Impunity: Bloodstains in Bathani Tola and Laxmanpur Bathe...
01 Apr 2014 05:17 - Anand Teltumbde

  Anand Teltumbde (Text of the Third Comrade Naveen Babu Memorial Lecture, delivered by Anand Teltumbde) 
At the outset let me thank DSU for giving me this opportunity to pay my homage to comrade Yalavarthi Naveen Babu, who was martyred at the young age of 35 in Andhra Pradesh. I perso [ ... ]

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Current News

Dalits prevented from voting in Giridih: CPI (ML)
16 Apr 2014 01:36 - kuffir

  Anumeha Yadav CPI(ML) members have alleged that Dalit villagers were stopped from voting in Jamua in Giridih district in first phase of polling for Koderma constituency in Jharkhand on April 10 by upper-caste landlords and have demanded a re-poll. They alleged that the villagers, including  [ ... ]

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Rights

Khairlanji: Gruesome Massacre of Dalits: Dalit Fury Scorches Maharashtra
22 Mar 2014 13:27 - kuffir

  (This report was first published in People's March in January 2007) Avanti MARX'S famous phrase, "people make history" was witnessed this past one month in Maharashtra when the Dalits rose as one to protest against the gruesome killings of four Dalits in Khairlanjhi village. It is a fact t [ ... ]

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Opinion

Dalit Outfits Prefer Piggyback Ride to LS
16 Apr 2014 02:01 - kuffir

  N Ravikumar, Chennai. They constitute a sizable section of the electorate in Tamil Nadu, yet they have not been able to make it count. How else do you explain the fact that most Dalit parties are in the political fringe, though the Dalit head count in the State stands at 1,18,57,504, which  [ ... ]

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Heritage

Ravidas: 'Flowering above the World of Birth'
31 Jan 2012 14:23 - kuffir

Gail Omvedt (An excerpt from the book 'Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste') While Nandanar has become well-known only in Tamil Nadu and has had no recorded influence on other bhakti sants, the Chamar or leatherworker, Ravidas, who lived in the 15th century, is one of the most f [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

'It's no alliance'
05 Feb 2014 22:29 - kuffir'It's no alliance'

  Zafar Agha Uttar Pradesh is the cradle of Brahminism: Kanshi Ram BSP supremo Kanshi Ram spoke to Special Correspondent Zafar Agha from his Escorts Heart Institute bed in Delhi. Excerpts: Q. When did your relations with Mulayam Singh Yadav reach a turning point?
A. The panchayat elections [ ... ]

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Dr. Ambedkar

Riddle No. 2: The Origin of the Vedas - The Brahminic Explanation Or an Exercise in the Art of Circumlocution
28 Oct 2013 22:25 - Dr. Ambedkar

  (From 'Religious Riddles' in Part I of the book 'Riddles in Hinduism' by Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar)
There is hardly any Hindu who does not regard the Vedas as the most sacred Book of his religion. And yet ask any Hindu what is the origin of the Vedas and it would be difficult to find one [ ... ]

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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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