(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 [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]Read Full Story
(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 [ ... ]Read Full Story
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 [ ... ]Read Full Story
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 [ ... ]Read Full Story
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 [ ... ]
(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 [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]