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ಭಾರತದ ಮೊದಲ ಮಹಿಳಾ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ಮಾತೆ ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿಬಾಯಿ ಫುಲೆ

ಭಾರತದ ಮೊದಲ ಮಹಿಳಾ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ಮಾತೆ ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿಬಾಯಿ ಫುಲೆ

  ಸವಿತಾ ಹೊಸಮನಿ (Savita Hosamani)   ಭಾರತದ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯರಷ್ಟೇ ಶೋಷಣೆಗೆ ಒಳಗಾದ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ವರ್ಗವೆಂದರೆ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು. ಮನುಸಂವಿಧಾನದ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಮಹಿಳೆ ವಿದ್ಯೆ ಕಲಿಯಲು ಅರ್ಹಳಲ್ಲ. ಮಹಿಳೆಯರ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಹರಣದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಭಾಗ ವಿದ್ಯೆಯೇ ಆಗಿತ್ತೆನ್ನಬಹುದು. ಯಾಕೆಂದರೆ ಮಹಿಳೆ ಯಾವತ್ತಿಗೂ ಅಡಿಯಾಳಾಗಿಯೇ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ಮನುವಿನ ಮಸಲತ್ತಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ತಂದೆಯ, ಯೌವ್ವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಗಂಡನ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಪ್ಪಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಗ ಅವಳನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ಮನುಶಾಸನವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೆಣ್ಣನ್ನು ಅಬಲೆ ಎಂಬ ನೆಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವಳನ್ನು ಗುಲಾಮಗಿರಿಗೆ ನೂಕಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ವೇದಕಾಲದಿಂದಲೂ ವಿದ್ಯೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಕೆಲವೇ ಜನರ ಸೊತ್ತಾಗಿತ್ತು. ವಿದ್ಯೆಯಿಂದ ವಂಚಿತರಾದ ಶೂದ್ರರು ಮತ್ತು ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ಗುಲಾಮರಂತೆ ಬದುಕಬೇಕಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೆ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊಟ್ಟ ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ಅಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯರು ಮತ್ತು ಮಹಿಳೆಯರಿಗೆ ವಿದ್ಯೆಯ ಬಾಗಿಲನ್ನು ತೆರೆದವರು ಮಹಾತ್ಮಾ...

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Index of Articles in Features

  2016 ~ Indian society is the very centre of fascism: Sunny M. Kapicadu by Sunny M. Kapicadu ~ A Discourse called Dignity: Notes from Kashmir by Pushpendra Johar ~ Annihilation of Discrimination Against Dalits by Lalit Kumar ~ 'What happened to Dalits?' by Dharmaraj Kumar ~ The cow as a tool of politics against Dalits by Gurinder Azad ~ Violence of Brahminism Against Dalits by Jadumani Mahanand ~ Education as an instrument against Caste: Contemporary challenges by Rajesh Chandra Kumar ~ Covering Dalit atrocities in a savarna...

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Scaling silvery mountains: Merit in the ghettos

Scaling silvery mountains: Merit in the ghettos

  Gurram Seetaramulu Of late, PV Sindhu's name has been at the forefront of discussions in social media and other platforms. When people all over the world were taken aback by her sporting capabilities, many Telugu people were busy 'googling' her caste, thus giving a glimpse of their culture, traditions and their 'broad-mindedness'. Two years prior to this, a tribal girl Malavath Poorna became the youngest girl in the world to successfully...

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Events and Activism

Why Oppressed Unity Inside and Outside the Campuses

Why Oppressed Unity Inside and Outside the Campuses Why Oppressed Unity Inside and Outside the Campuses
  Purnachandra Naik & Vinod Kumar In this country, all the oppressed communities have been victims of the oppressive Brahmanical fascist religio-cultural hegemony. The inequality and oppression...
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Poetry and Parochialism in Kerala: Sugathakumari opens a Pandora’s Box

Poetry and Parochialism in Kerala: Sugathakumari opens a Pandora’s Box Poetry and Parochialism in Kerala: Sugathakumari opens a Pandora’s Box
  Umar. N The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, in his customary impish fashion rephrases Heidegger's oft-quoted dictum that 'language is the house of being' as 'language is the torture-house...
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Caste, Gender, and the Feasibility of Education: The Case of Apu and Dhania

Caste, Gender, and the Feasibility of Education: The Case of Apu and Dhania Caste, Gender, and the Feasibility of Education: The Case of Apu and Dhania
  Tuhin Bhattacharjee "If you wish to bring about a breach in the system, then you have got to apply the dynamite to the Vedas and the Shastras, which deny any part to reason; to the Vedas and Shastras,...
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Are the Hindutva leaders ready to debate the state of Dalits?

Are the Hindutva leaders ready to debate the state of Dalits? Are the Hindutva leaders ready to debate the state of Dalits?
  Abhay Kumar With the UP Assembly Elections (2017) drawing closer, the Hindutva leaders have started shedding tears for Dalits. Weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement in which he...
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On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP

On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP
  Waseem RS  On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP, of twining SIO with the ghost of Global Islam and the Politics of Social Justice in JNU There is no novelty in...
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Perspective

Dr. Ambedkar's Invaluable Advice on the Sikh Right to Self-rule
22 Sep 2016 19:04 - Sardar Ajmer SinghDr. Ambedkar's Invaluable Advice on the Sikh Right to Self-rule

  Sardar Ajmer Singh This article is an excerpt from S. Ajmer Singh's book "Biswi Sadi Ki Sikh Rajneeti: Ek Ghulami Se Dusri Ghulami Tak" (The Sikh Politics of the 20th Century: From One Slavery to Another) On the circumstances emerging after the partition of Punjab, and the creation of a  [ ... ]

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Rights

Judicial Discourse and Caste Violence
12 Sep 2016 14:51 - AdityaJudicial Discourse and Caste Violence

  Aditya Reading Bathani Tola and Laxmanpur Bathe Judgment*  “Everyone strives to attain the law...how does it come about, then, that in all these years no one has come seeking admittance but me?....The doorkeeper replies....... No one but you could gain admittance through this door, [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Mayawati on the Rohith Vemula issue
03 Mar 2016 10:26 - Karishma ChoudharyMayawati on the Rohith Vemula issue

  Statement released by the Bahujan Samaj Party at its Central OFfice In New Delhi on Monday, February 29, 2016. Translated from Hindi by Karishma Choudhary. Ms. Mayawati ji's Statement in the Rajya Sabha   • The single member Judicial Inquiry Commission -- which was co [ ... ]

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Dr. Ambedkar

From the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat
01 Oct 2015 14:10 - Dr. AmbedkarFrom the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat

  Bahishkrit Bharat (Untouchable India) The following is from an editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for one of the issues of the newspaper Bahishkrit Bharat published in 1927! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research I [ ... ]

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