Surendra Kumar With his rousing speech at Oxford Union, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has silenced his detractors. Ironically, his own party seeks his silence. Obviously, they don't take his gift of gab and exceptional oratorical skills seriously. What a pity. What a huge difference a single [ ... ]Read Full Story
Deepender Deswal, Bhagana (Hisar). A day after a group of Dalits of the village converted to Islam in Delhi, a panchayat organised at the behest of saffron outfits on Sunday asked them to either revert to Hinduism or leave. The panchayat was attended by leaders of the Vishwa Hindu Parish [ ... ]Read Full Story
Christophe Jaffrelot, Gilles Verniers Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections produced an assembly where many voices can hardly be heard. The repr [ ... ]Read Full Story
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 [ ... ]Read Full Story
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 [ ... ]Read Full Story
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. [ ... ]Read Full Story
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 [ ... ]