Features

Brahmins preferred: The Caste of Sexuality

  Akshay Pathak Advancing the most penetrative and succinct theory of caste, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar had this to say in 1916 when he first presented his paper 'Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development': This sub-division of a society is quite natural. But the unnatural thing about these sub-divisions is that they have lost the open-door character of the class system and have become self-enclosed units called castes. The question is:...

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The Urgency of Bahujan Solidarity

  Trevor Jeyaraj  While there is no dearth of critique of the religious Majoritarianism, the view that comes harsh on the sacred for intruding into the public sphere, there is really a lacuna in terms of the dissent from the religious and even the few attempts to do the same is forestalled. This piece is to question the Secular Majoritarianism, the dangerous variety of Secularism which does not critique the sacred but...

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Tilak, the granddaddy of all Hindutvavadis

  Gaurav Somwanshi (As the RSS mouthpiece Organiser comes up with a special issue on Babasaheb Ambedkar to attempt, futilely, to appropriate his legacy, we felt it necessary to look at one of the evergreen icons of Hindutva in this country, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and recapitulate the despicable, original roots of Brahmanic nationalism ~ Round Table India)  The one story of Tilak that almost every Maharashtrian would know since it's in the state syllabus,...

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Events and Activism

Ambedkar's London Home an International Memorial

Ambedkar's London Home an International Memorial Ambedkar's London Home an International Memorial
  [Via Ujwal Uke]  The Social Justice Department of Maharashtra has purchased the building in London which was home to Dr Ambedkar between 1921-22. This is the first time that any state Govt...
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Ambedkar Award 2015 from FFEI

Ambedkar Award 2015 from FFEI
  2015 Ambedkar Award from FFEI Last date to receive nominations: May 31, 2015 (Sunday) Award presentation: June 28, 2015 (Sunday) in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Please share this news with...
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ADB-Japan's Full Scholarship Program to Study Abroad: Apply Today!

ADB-Japan's Full Scholarship Program to Study Abroad: Apply Today!
  Deadline: April 30, 2015 Location: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, Thailand, USA. Type: Full Scholarship. Applications are invited for ADB- Japan...
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Run For Caste Free India 2015

Run For Caste Free India 2015 Run For Caste Free India 2015
  Run For Caste Free India to be held at 6.30 AM  on Tuesday 14th April 2015  from People's Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad  To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Dr....
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Ambedkar Uncelebrated: Notes on Second Equality March in JNU

Ambedkar Uncelebrated: Notes on Second Equality March in JNU Ambedkar Uncelebrated: Notes on Second Equality March in JNU
  Praveen Tulasi The Second Equality March in JNU shall take place on the 13th of April 2015 at 09:30 pm from Ganga dhaba to Chandrabhaga Hostel March or Rally in JNU. We have marches for equality...
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Perspective

Silenced by Manu and ‘Mainstream’ Feminism: Dalit-Bahujan Women and their History
08 May 2015 14:51 - Lata P. M.Silenced by Manu and ‘Mainstream’ Feminism: Dalit-Bahujan Women and their History

  On Sharmila Rege's First Death Anniversary, a Satyashodhak Review of her Last Book (First published in 'Miloon saarya jani', online Marathi magazine, in July 2014) Lata P. M. (Translated from Marathi by Minakshee Rode, Nidhin Shobhana) Dr. Sharmila Rege was the director of Krantijyo [ ... ]

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Current News

Dalit youth killed for keeping Ambedkar song as ringtone
22 May 2015 05:52 - anuDalit youth killed for keeping Ambedkar song as ringtone

Rahi Gaikwad (Family members of the Dalit youth who was brutally killed in Shirdi. The Hindu) Shirdi police did not respond to calls as youth was brutally assaulted A Dalit youth was brutally assaulted and killed in the temple town of Shirdi in Maharashtra allegedly over his mobile ringtone of  [ ... ]

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Rights

Fact Finding Report on Javkhede Khalsa
02 May 2015 08:45 - Sujit Nikalje

  Sujit Nikalje History of Ahmednagar Ahmednagar district is in Maharashtra, about 120 km northeast of Pune and 120 km from Aurangabad. Ahmednagar gets its name from Ahmed Nizam Shah, who founded the town in 1494 on the site of a more ancient city, Bhingar. The district was created after the [ ... ]

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Opinion

A 21-yr-old who mentors children of a lesser God
30 Apr 2015 23:40 - kuffirA 21-yr-old who mentors children of a lesser God

  Ankita Bhatkhande An engineering student, Vaibhav Kamble, helps Mumbai's street kids with education and shelter. Vaibhav Kamble with a kids' family in Worli Vaibhav Kamble, a final year mechanical engineering student at the DY Patil College in Lonavala, is setting an example for those w [ ... ]

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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 Mook Nayak
13 Apr 2015 19:19 - Dr. AmbedkarFrom the pages of Mook Nayak

  The following is the first editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for the very first issue of Mook Nayak published in January 1920! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Institute in Social Growth, Kolhapur.  [ ... ]

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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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