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The Hollowness of Noisy Bodies and a misplaced sense of student politics

The Hollowness of Noisy Bodies and a misplaced sense of student politics

  Nasima Islam Through this brief venture of mine, I would like to address a crucial issue that covers one of the most significant problems of contemporary student politics in India. Given the kind of political climate we are encountering these days, student politics in India is perhaps the only domain of political optimism that we can look forward to today. But are all forms of existing student mobilisations sacrosanct? Of course...

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Unpartitioned Nostalgia: Memories of the Ruling Class

Unpartitioned Nostalgia: Memories of the Ruling Class

  Akshay Pathak Continued from here. #70yearson, a global campaign to remember the tragedy of 1947, might soon be trending on social media. Meanwhile, if you Google 'partition of India', the search engine blasts you with image after image of hordes of human bodies - living, dead, half-dead, in caravans, walking through ruins, hanging from trains. All of that interspersed with portraits and images of Nehru, Gandhi, Jinnah - men and women in...

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How has the Indian Constitution moved towards Hitler's German Constitution?

  S. Kumar Many political analysts have compared Indian PM Narendra Modi's style with that of German autocrat Adolf Hitler. However, this article has very little to do with the comparison of the two well known powerful leaders separated by different eras. The main intent of this article is to compare the Laws of the present-day Indian system and Laws in Germany during the time of Adolf Hitler resulting in the discontent...

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Events and Activism

Conference on The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers

Conference on The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers
  [Via Dr. B. Ravichandran] The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers
Date: 08-Nov-2017 to 10-Nov-2017
Event Type: National Seminar
Venue...
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Dalit studies: Human Dignity, Equality and Democracy

Dalit studies: Human Dignity, Equality and Democracy
  Call for Proposals The rise of Dalit studies has provided the necessary platform for a new set of scholarly enquiries in the social sciences and humanities. The Dalit Studies International conference...
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Caste violence in Tiruvannamalai District, akin to Dharmapuri 2012!

Caste violence in Tiruvannamalai District, akin to Dharmapuri 2012! Caste violence in Tiruvannamalai District, akin to Dharmapuri 2012!
  Geeta Charusivam Puliyarampakkam Village in Cheyyar Taluk of Tiruvannamalai district is a village with a population of around 2500 persons. It is primarily a Dalit village, with majority of the...
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Personal is Intellectual

Personal is Intellectual Personal is Intellectual
Zeeshan Husain As a young student of social sciences, I heard the phrase "personal is political" from a teacher who dealt with gender issues. I could sense that it meant our personal lives are somewhat...
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Foil Vedanta: Convict the Mining Firm for Gross Pollution in Zambia

Foil Vedanta: Convict the Mining Firm for Gross Pollution in Zambia Foil Vedanta: Convict the Mining Firm for Gross Pollution in Zambia
  Statement by Foil Vedanta 28th June 2017 British Mining Firm to Deny Culpability for Gross Pollution in Zambia  UK miner Vedanta Resources' will try to prevent major pollution case being...
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Perspective

Brahminical Patriarchy and Social Media
27 Jan 2017 21:41 - Bhagyesha KuraneBrahminical Patriarchy and Social Media

 
Bhagyesha Kurane Social media has become an integral part of our lives these days. There are various notions prevalent about whether one should use social media, and if at all it is to be used, then how. Some people view social media only as a tool to pass their time and beyond a certain limi [ ... ]

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Rights

Amnesty International: Scheduled Tribes Panel Order on Unlawful Land Transfers is Welcome
13 May 2017 20:42 - Amnesty International

  Amnesty International India  Statement released by Amnesty International India Bangalore
11 May 2017 A recent order by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the District Magistrate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh directing action in cases of unlawful transfer of Adivasi land is a p [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Critical Analysis of Indian Historians' Writings on Buddhism - Part 2
26 Feb 2017 14:12 - Ratnesh KatulkarCritical Analysis of Indian Historians' Writings on Buddhism - Part 2

  Ratnesh Katulkar Continued from here. It was during the Mauryan period, particularly at the time of Asoka, that India reached its zenith. There was an advanced stage of development in the field of architecture (which is visible in the remains of the Asokan inscriptions), science and techno [ ... ]

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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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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Miller Committee Report 1919 (Adequate Representation of Communities in Public Service)
11 Dec 2016 15:40 - Round Table IndiaMiller Committee Report 1919 (Adequate Representation of Communities in Public Service)

  [An anti-caste movement led by the backward communities under the banner Praja Mitra Mandali launched a focused movement to bring pressure on the king of Mysore for reservation in recruitment and education. The Miller Committee was constituted by Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysor [ ... ]

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