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Roy-Navayana project: Brahminic violence on Dalit intellectual challenge

  Yogesh Maitreya I did not read Arundhati Roy's introduction to Navayana's edition of Annihilation of Caste and I am sure I do not need to read it. However, I have read and re-read Annihilation of Caste. The text of AoC itself introduces the exploitative nature and nuances of Brahminic caste and of Brahmins in a straightforward language.Therefore, I believe, it does not need any Brahmin to introduce it.  The introduction to Dr....

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'मैं शब्द-दर-शब्द कविता हूँ': गुरिंदर आज़ाद के काव्य संग्रह 'कंडीशंस अप्लाई' का लोकार्पण

  'कंडीशंस अप्लाई' हिंदी काव्य संग्रह का लोकार्पण 29 सितम्बर (4:00pm - 8:00pm, Auditorium, SSS-I, JNU) को जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय में   गुरिंदर आज़ाद कवि और दलित एक्टिविस्ट हैं। उनके लेखे डाक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म निर्माण, पत्रकारिता, सामाजिक विषय लेखन जैसे अन्य काम भी हैं। बठिंडा के एक मार्क्सवादी परिवार में जन्में। तज़ुर्बों की खाक़ छानते छानते अंबेडकरवादी हो गए। पिछले कई बरसों से दिल्ली में हैं और उच्च शिक्षा में दलित और आदिवासी छात्रों...

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Navayana attempts to erase Ambedkar from AoC

  (A Round Table India report) You must create a crisis by direct action against the customary code of conduct of the caste Hindus. The crisis will compel the caste Hindu to think and once he begins to think he will be more ready to change than they are otherwise likely to be. The great defect in the policy of least resistance and silent infiltration of rational ideas lies in this that...

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Events and Activism

Casteist undertones of student protests in Delhi University

Casteist undertones of student protests in Delhi University
  Ambedkar Reading Group (Delhi University) On the Student Protests in the English Department, University of Delhi  A complaint letter issued by the M.A students of DU English Department...
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Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation

Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation
  Braj Ranjan Mani is the author of Debrahmanising History: Dominance and Resistance in Indian Society (2005). His latest major work is Knowledge and Power: A Discourse for Transformation (2014)....
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Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle

Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle
  September 9, 2014.  Manisha Devi, a 28-year-old Dalit activist from Haryana, was honored with the Ambedkar Award 2014 in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. The award consists of Rs 50,000...
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Stop The Undermining Of Reservations

Stop The Undermining Of Reservations
  An Open Letter on the recent recruitment at Goa University  [Via Amita Kanekar] This open letter is intended to express our concern at the improper implementation of the national policy...
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“Entire deleted sky”: Launch of Vaibhav Chhaya's first book of poetry

“Entire deleted sky”: Launch of Vaibhav Chhaya's first book of poetry “Entire deleted sky”: Launch of Vaibhav Chhaya's first book of poetry
  Yogesh Maitreya & Daisy Katta  28/07/2014 "Delete Kelel Saarr Aakash" (Entire deleted sky) - the Facebook page of this Marathi poetry book has been constantly providing news...
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Perspective

Hindustan vs India
12 Sep 2014 04:01 - Kancha IlaiahHindustan vs India

  Kancha Ilaiah Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come to power, issues related to Muslims in India are zooming into focus. Though during the election campaign Narendra Modi indirectly talked about "appeasement", "votebank" politics and the preferential treatment meted out to M [ ... ]

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Current News

Dalit woman beaten up in Bihar on suspicion of witchcraft
01 Oct 2014 01:59 - kuffir

  Nawada, Bihar. A dalit woman was beaten up and her house torched by some people on the suspicion of her practising witchcraft at Memdarganj in Nawada district today. Sanju Devi, wife of Sadan Rajak, was beaten up by the son of the village head and his associates dubbing her a witch, a poli [ ... ]

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Rights

Kambalapalli Carnage
22 Aug 2014 05:15 - Oruvingal Sreedharan & R. Muniyappa

  Written By  Oruvingal Sreedharan
 &
R. Muniyappa Published by  Babasaheb Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Adhyayana Kendra, Bangalore-9 Dedicated
to
late Sriramappa and other Six Dalits who were burnt alive at Kambalapalli We sincerely acknowledge the support given by the following DSS/B [ ... ]

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Opinion

Class 8th dalit student ensured school ran despite riot fear running high
01 Oct 2014 02:05 - kuffir

  Sandeep Rai MEERUT: A 14 year boy Abhishek was conferred upon Meena Ratan Award by the UP Government on Wednesday for being able to convince parents of students who had stopped sending their children to a village school at Meerut as the communal tempers ran high owing to Muzaffarnagar riots [ ... ]

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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

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

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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