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Unpartitioned nostalgia

Unpartitioned nostalgia

  Akshay Pathak 'Aman ki Asha', one of the many trendy Indo-Pak peace initiatives, could as well have been the title of a blockbuster from the Chopra brothers. Partition and Reunion as nostalgic themes in the savarna imagination seem tied in an inseparable bond, a sacred thread, to use a metaphor closer home. The piecing together of memory, of nostalgia, around these themes is similarly tied in with processes of power as...

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Index of Articles in Features

  2016 ~ Unpartitioned nostalgia by Akshay Pathak ~ भारत में महिला राजनीति पर जातिवाद का कितना प्रभाव by Sweta Yadav ~ A Thread between Dangal and the Establishment by Chandra Sen ~ A short history of media as a tool of cultural hegemony by Anshul Kumar ~ Towards a Postminority Condition by Khalid Anis Ansari ~ बुद्धा का ब्राह्मणीकरण और ओशो रजनीश by Sanjay Jothe ~ Caste discrimination in daily life: Is it a thing of the past? by Chanchal Kumar  ~ खालिस्तान की मांग, ब्राह्मणवाद...

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भारत में महिला राजनीति पर जातिवाद का कितना प्रभाव

भारत में महिला राजनीति पर जातिवाद का कितना प्रभाव

  Sweta Yadav  भारत विभिन्ताओं का देश है| तरह-तरह की बोलियाँ अलग-अलग संस्कृतियाँ, जाति, धर्म सम्प्रदाय में बंटा हुआ देश | जिसके बारे में किसी ने सही ही कहा है "कोस -कोस पर बदले पानी चार कोस पर वाणी|" जाति भारत का वास्तविक सच है जिसे अनदेखा करके भारत की कल्पना बेमानी है| भारत में जाति व्यवस्था वैदिक काल से ही व्याप्त है जिसने न सिर्फ यहाँ की आर्थिक, सामाजिक और धार्मिक...

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Events and Activism

Gangrape and Murder of a 16 year old Dalit girl in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu

Gangrape and Murder of a 16 year old Dalit girl in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu Gangrape and Murder of a 16 year old Dalit girl in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu
  (A condensed translation, by Trevor Jeyaraj, of Mr. Venpura Saravanan's Facebook post in Tamil ) N (16), daughter of Rajendran R of Sendurai taluk in Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu, who finished...
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Rejecting Victimhood, Reclaiming Resistance

Rejecting Victimhood, Reclaiming Resistance Rejecting Victimhood, Reclaiming Resistance
  Joint pamphlet by BAPSA, SIO, YFDA on the occasion of Rohith's Shahadat Din [Distributed for 'Resistance March' against Institutionalized Brahmanism on 16 January 2017 in JNU, New Delhi] The...
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Statement by concerned Academics and Public Intellectuals following the Court Sentence on the EFLU Defamation case

Statement by concerned Academics and Public Intellectuals following the Court Sentence on the EFLU Defamation case Statement by concerned Academics and Public Intellectuals following the Court Sentence on the EFLU Defamation case
  [via Susie Tharu] We the undersigned wish to express our grave concern over the fact that five senior students of the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), who were raising the issue...
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Hoping in times of disillusion

Hoping in times of disillusion Hoping in times of disillusion
  Trevor Jeyaraj All our efforts towards justice seems like a Sisyphean quest. Rolling one pain over another and trying to overcome the present in an effort to heal the scars of the past is back-breaking,...
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The Occasion of Namantar Din!

The Occasion of Namantar Din! The Occasion of Namantar Din!
  Pradnya Jadhav ~ I have seen you
At the front of the Long March
The end of your sari tucked tightly at the waist
Shouting "Change the name"
Taking the blow of the police stick...
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Perspective

जट्टवाद एक दीर्घ रोग
09 Jan 2017 17:01 - Sardar Ajmer Singhजट्टवाद एक दीर्घ रोग

  सरदार अजमेर सिंह (Sardar Ajmer Singh)ी बहुचर्चित किताब 'बीसवीं सदी की सिख राजनीति: एक ग़ुलामी से दू [ ... ]

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Rights

The Long Exit: Conferences of the Depressed Classes During the 1930s
25 Dec 2016 21:40 - Gerard BaaredThe Long Exit: Conferences of the Depressed Classes During the 1930s

  Gerard Baared [The long exit from Hinduism/Brahmanism for the 'untouchables' is naturally an ongoing movement, given the scale of the task, the multiple levels of responsibilities to understand, process and communicate people's aspirations regarding their rights, and the complex logistic  [ ... ]

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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

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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