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The Homicidal Republic - India i.e. भारत

The Homicidal Republic - India i.e. भारत

  Anshul Kumar  Victor Hugo once said, "There is in every village, a torch-the teacher, an extinguisher-the priest." Village becomes homicidal if teachers are priests in disguise and vice versa and India is no less than such a Village Republic. Laws of Manu still prevail in this republic and very often override the constitutionalist morals and even ethical civil standards.  Why is it that non-brahmin students are committing suicides in university spaces? Are...

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Hindu nationalism and Muslim nationalism co-produce each other: Khalid Anis Ansari

Hindu nationalism and Muslim nationalism co-produce each other: Khalid Anis Ansari

  Round Table India In this episode of the Ambedkar Age series, Round Table India talks to Prof. Khalid Anis Ansari, Director, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Exclusion Studies & Transformative Action (ACESTA), Glocal University, Uttar Pradesh. The interview focuses on the Pasmanda movement, on the issues of secularism/communalism and on the upper caste hegemony in all political, cultural and social fields in India. The interview was conducted by Kuffir, Contributing Editor, Round Table...

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UP: Sangh Parivar's Caste Engineering & the disappearance of liberal Hindutva block

UP: Sangh Parivar's Caste Engineering & the disappearance of liberal Hindutva block

KK Baburaj  "Democracy is a process of becoming. It's a promise. It's in the name of that promise that we are able to question and criticize the existing form of democracy."~ Derrida "Dalit-backward-minority unity" and "Political Power to Bahujan Samaj" were some of the slogans raised by Ambedkarite organisations during the Mandal-Masjid period. There were strong discourses in the air as to the formation of another National movement or the necessity of...

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Events and Activism

Solidarity Statement by Dalit Penkoottam

Solidarity Statement by Dalit Penkoottam Solidarity Statement by Dalit Penkoottam
  Dalit Penkoottam We strongly protest the verbal attacks directed at Pembilai Orumai* by the Minister of Electricity of the Pinarayi Vijayan government of Kerala and member of the Communist Party...
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Teri Zameen Tera Aasman - World Premiere of Documentary Film on Women

Teri Zameen Tera Aasman - World Premiere of Documentary Film on Women Teri Zameen Tera Aasman - World Premiere of Documentary Film on Women
  Round Table India  World Premiere Film Screening of TERI ZAMEEN TERA AASMAAN: Bhartiya Nari! Tu Aazaad Kahaan?
(Your Earth Your Sky: O Indian Woman! Where thou art free?) ~   This...
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The landless will now receive no land

The landless will now receive no land The landless will now receive no land
  Santosh Kumar Thomas Isaac, the Finance minister of Kerala had declared in the budget that flats/apartments shall be constructed within a year and given to one lakh people in Kerala who do not...
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The Bridge of Migration: Introducing a tongue that wasn't 'chiselled by school'

The Bridge of Migration: Introducing a tongue that wasn't 'chiselled by school' The Bridge of Migration: Introducing a tongue that wasn't 'chiselled by school'
  Round Table India We publish here an excerpt from the newly released collection of poetry by Yogesh Maitreya titled Read More...

How People Revered Babasaheb Ambedkar

How People Revered Babasaheb Ambedkar How People Revered Babasaheb Ambedkar

Sandeep Chavan  Jai Bhim All, My sincere salutes, respects and tributes to Parampujya Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on the occasion of 126th birth anniversary of Babasaheb! As...
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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

Fact Finding Report on Police Excesses in Nadukuppam Village, Marina Beach
26 Jan 2017 05:37 - Trevor JeyarajFact Finding Report on Police Excesses in Nadukuppam Village, Marina Beach

  [Via Trevor Jeyaraj] Fact Finding Mission to Enquire into Alleged Police Excesses on 23rd January 2017 in Nadukuppam Village, Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu  January 25, 2017 "நாங்க காலம்காலமா இந்த குப்பத்திலே இருக்க [ ... ]

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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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