Caste and the Indian Political Economy

Lamakaan Night School on

'Caste and the Indian Political Economy'

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th Aug,

7:00 - 9: 30 PM

By Dr. Anand Teltumbde

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It is not red versus blue

 Via DABMSA (Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students Association)

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Why Beef and Pork Food Festival at JNU?

The New Materialists

Comrades, we have recently seen the Janmastami celebrations in JNU by right wing and casteist forces i.e. ABVP and NSUI in many places of JNU. Celebration of the Hindu festivals (in the name of celebrating Culture) is the act of enhancing and strengthening the caste system. Krishna, the god of Hindus who propagated Varna system in Bhagavad Gita and was an eve teaser and womanizer was celebrated and was shown as role model though he was the symbol of Patriarchy. Thus Celebrating Janmastami is the celebration of patriarchy and Varna system.

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When the Durga pooja celebration was made as a proposal there was a tough resistance from the progressive forces. But now the scenario has changed. Every party engaged in vote bank politics does not want to raise the issue of celebrating Hindu festivals in the supposed Secular campus, where even the Bhang (prepared from the leaves of Cannabis plant, which is banned in many countries) is allowed in mess during Holi. If this is the case, why no Beef and Pork is available in any single dhaba at JNU?

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Conference on Inequities in Independent India

Conference on Inequities in Independent India

On 15th Aug 2012

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Sri Bojja Tharakam, Senior Advocate, High Court of AP

Will speak on the theme: Constitution and its implementation

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Protest Against Scrapping of Quota in Promotions

Nikhil Sablania

(Compiled from his daily updates, in social media, on the protest)

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5th August 2012. Today, Scheduled Caste activists from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have started protesting in Delhi against scrapping of reservation (quota in promotions) in those states. The protest was initiated by World Dalit Council and All India Chamar Mahar Jatav Mahasabha

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Statues of Dr. Ambedkar and Immanuel Sekaran desecrated

Joshua Isaac

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Statues of Revolutionary Ambedkar & Martyr Immanuvel Sekaran at Madurai airport & Chinnaodaippu village, Madurai, have been desecrated by unidentified persons last night. State wide protests by Liberation Panthers. Hundreds arrested protesting before Ambedkar statue at Thallakulam. Tension prevails.

Support Sakya Hostels

An Appeal from Sakya Hostels

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Visuddhaloka Welfare Association,

Manali New Town, Chennai

Greetings with love and compassion!

We are obliged for all your support to the Sakya hostels, without which it would not have been possible to turn this dream into a reality. In the year 2005, the people of Karuna Trust, UK came forward to support the Tsunami affected Dalit (Scheduled Caste) children who did not receive due attention during the relief and rehabilitation work undertaken by the NGOs and government. With Karuna Trust support through Trailokya Bauddha Mahasangha Sahayaka Gana (TBMSG), Nagpur, two hostels, one for 25 boys and one for 25 girls, were started in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.

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