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The ‘Dalit’ President and the question of representation

The ‘Dalit’ President and the question of representation

  Kadhiravan The year was 2009, I was in my final year – under graduation and there happened a week-long orientation towards facing campus placements. In one of the group sessions, a debate on the policy of Reservation was arranged. The session evidenced angst, typical of upper caste students against 'Reservation'. Being naïve, and a novice, yet with a conviction and burden to defend the policy, I still ended up being silenced...

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Justice Karnan: A man caught up in the whirlwind of ideals

Justice Karnan: A man caught up in the whirlwind of ideals

  Dharmaraj Kumar I have been thinking of whether to write something to pursue the so-called 'curious case of Justice Karnan'- the title that flooded the mainstream media and finally brought Justice Karnan behind bars. So many articles, editorials, cover stories, social media reports etc., have been published in mainstream newspapers, magazines, research magazines and video channels on this matter. And unsurprisingly, all of them have categorically declared him a culprit on the...

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Why RSS can’t accept even a Sanghi SC/ST/OBC Judge?

Why RSS can’t accept even a Sanghi SC/ST/OBC Judge?

  S Kumar Nomination of Mr. Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential position has again brought the caste politics to the forefront of Indian politics. While a Brahmin appointment like the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee was free of caste noise, the appointment of Mr. Kovind with his Dalit identity is the trending topic across media. Congress had also earlier supported a Dalit President's election (K R Narayanan, nominated by the United Front in...

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Events and Activism

Ram Nath Kovind is not a Dalit, Dalit is a Spring of Political Consciousness

Ram Nath Kovind is not a Dalit, Dalit is a Spring of Political Consciousness Ram Nath Kovind is not a Dalit, Dalit is a Spring of Political Consciousness
  Saidalavi P.C. The propaganda minister in Nazi Germany, Joseph Goebbels was so sharp in his thinking that we have come to quote his famous aphorism regarding the plausibility of a lie being conceived...
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Chhattisgarh must investigate allegations of dispossession of Adivasi land through coercion, cheating

Chhattisgarh must investigate allegations of dispossession of Adivasi land through coercion, cheating Chhattisgarh must investigate allegations of dispossession of Adivasi land through coercion, cheating
  Amnesty International India Press Release The Chhattisgarh police must conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations by over 80 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh...
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Oppose the scrapping of financial aid to SC, ST students in TISS

Oppose the scrapping of financial aid to SC, ST students in TISS Oppose the scrapping of financial aid to SC, ST students in TISS
    Statement Against the arbitrary note by Registrar (TISS) deciding to discontinue DH and Hostel to eligible GoI-PMS SC/ST students "Lack of education leads to lack of wisdom, which leads...
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An Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh

An Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh An Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh
  Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Raigarh
13 June 2017 Dear friends in Media and Civil Society, Displacement without consent is a...
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साऊ_रमाई बूक बँक विहार_तेथे_ग्रंथालय उपक्रम

साऊ_रमाई बूक बँक  विहार_तेथे_ग्रंथालय उपक्रम साऊ_रमाई बूक बँक विहार_तेथे_ग्रंथालय उपक्रम
Bhagyesha Kurane पुर्वाश्रमीचा अस्पृश्य समाज आजही ग्रामीण भागात मोठ्या प्रमाणात रहिवास...
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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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