Features

Why Should Dalit-Bahujans and Adivasis Do Research?

Why Should Dalit-Bahujans and Adivasis Do Research?

  Yashwant Zagade During my masters programme, after class one day, I was having tea with my classmates. We were discussing about the research topic for our masters programme. An upper caste friend of mine expressed interest in working on the plight of Dalits. My other Dalit friend responded by asking, "Why don't you rather study your own caste? Why can't you see your caste as a subject of research?" This discussion forced...

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Differentiating the Hindi subject: Bhojpuri experience

Differentiating the Hindi subject: Bhojpuri experience

  Asha Singh Questions of linguistic autonomy and annihilation of caste-gender oppressions are crucial for the struggles of an emerging Bahujan public sphere in Bhojpuri speaking regions. Ali Anwar, the Pasmanda Muslim Parliamentarian from the Bhojpuri region has often been in the forefront of asserting Bhojpuri autonomy in the Parliament. Within the Bhojpuri public sphere, Hindi is conceived either as a ‘colonizer’ or as a ‘nationalist’. These conceptions are often informed...

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Castes of Cricket in India

Castes of Cricket in India

  Rajesh Komath This short write-up is motivated by the recent discussions in social media on the demand for reservations in Indian cricket team, put forward by the Union Minister for Social Justice Shri. Ramdas Athawale. The Minister's thrust of the demand was that the national cricket body BCCI should provide reservations to SC and ST sportspersons to provide equal opportunity in the international sport. He argued that "perhaps reservation to SC...

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Events and Activism

An urgent appeal for support to terminated Dalit judge Prabhakar Gwal

An urgent appeal for support to terminated Dalit judge Prabhakar Gwal
  Dear friends This comes as an urgent appeal to you seeking support and solidarity for Mr. Prabhakar Gwal. Gwal has been a well known people's judge from Chhattisgarh. Gwal a Chief Judicial Magistrate...
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An Open Letter to AUD: "The many ways a student can be violated by an institution"

An Open Letter to AUD: "The many ways a student can be violated by an institution" An Open Letter to AUD: "The many ways a student can be violated by an institution"
  Aroh Akunth  I am no more a student of Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). My right to education has been obstructed. This letter lists out the reasons which have kept me from pursuing my education...
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“Zero Harm”: Minutes of Vedanta Resources' 2017 AGM

  “Zero Harm”: Minutes of Vedanta Resources' 2017 AGM “Zero Harm”: Minutes of Vedanta Resources' 2017 AGM
 
Foil Vedanta This year was Vedanta's 14th AGM, since registering on the London Stock Exchange in December 2003, and the 14th year that dissident shareholders have attended the meeting to...
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What's caste? What's reservation?

What's caste? What's reservation? What's caste? What's reservation?
  Vinay Shende Every few days, there are news and reports that come out telling us that SC/ST/OBC students committed suicide or dropped-out from College/ University due to Caste discrimination....
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The lifeless life of JNU’s politics

The lifeless life of JNU’s politics The lifeless life of JNU’s politics
Ankit Kawade  I do not feel the need of reading the parchas of political organisations anymore. I think I will be speaking in tune with a lot of other students who feel similarly. The environment...
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Perspective

Sayyids in Muslim Societies
14 Aug 2017 21:34 - Morimoto KazuoSayyids in Muslim Societies


Morimoto Kazuo The world today is home to a great number of putative lineal descendants—and collateral relatives—of Muḥammad, the Prophet of Islam. Let us begin by sharing three recent episodes involving some of these kinsfolk of the Prophet. Episode I: The film Close-Up (1990) by the reno [ ... ]

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Rights

70 years old Dalit woman beaten up and threatened to kill by dominant caste men
27 Jul 2017 23:13 - Deepak Kumar & Rajeshwar70 years old Dalit woman beaten up and threatened to kill by dominant caste men

  Deepak Kumar & Rajeshwar Names of the Victims: Maggidi Buchhamma, 70 years, and her daughter Maggidi Manga.  Dominant Caste Culprits: Baltha Rajamouli and his son and Allam Ravi.  When: 23rd July 2017, Sunday, morning. Where: Rendlaguda (Mandapally), Jannaram Mandal, Manch [ ... ]

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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

Maulana Ali Hussain 'Aasim Bihari': Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter
06 Aug 2017 13:43 - Faiyaz Ahmad FyzieMaulana Ali Hussain 'Aasim Bihari': Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter

  Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie Maulana Ali Hussain "Aasim Bihari" was born on April 15, 1890, in Mohalla Khas Ganj, Bihar Sharif, Nalanda district, Bihar, in a devout but poor Pasmanda weaver family. In 1906, at the young age of 16, he started his career in the Usha organization in Kolkata. W [ ... ]

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