Features

Caste discrimination in daily life: Is it a thing of the past?

Caste discrimination in daily life: Is it a thing of the past?

  Chanchal Kumar This essay shows with examples that incidents of caste discrimination have only proliferated instead of stopping in any way in modern towns and even in the national capital Delhi. I have been personally affected by it in my adult life. The only people for whom caste does not exist is savarnas, who take it as a kind of joke and cannot fathom the deep hurt caste discrimination in daily...

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Index of Articles in Features

  2016 ~ Bojja Tharakam (1939-2016): 'I think of myself as both an Ambedkarite and a Marxist' by K. Satyanarayana  ~ ಕನ್ನಂಬಾಡಿ: ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಕಂಡ ಕನಸಿನ ಕೂಸು ಹೆತ್ತು ಕೊಟ್ಟ ನಾಲ್ವಡಿ by Harohalli Ravindra ~ Rest in power, Bojja Tharakam Sir! by Karthik Navayan ~ Dialogue with BAPSA, JNU: Part One by Khalid Anis Ansari  ~ JNU elections & Mulniwasi Bahujans: Self-reliance & Non-dependency as future principles by Dr Manisha Bangar  ~ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರು ಆಂದೋಲನ: ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆ by Dinesh Aminmattu ~ I Will Not Die...

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खालिस्तान की मांग, ब्राह्मणवाद और पंजाब आजकल

खालिस्तान की मांग, ब्राह्मणवाद और पंजाब आजकल

  (गुरिंदर आज़ाद) Gurinder Azad 1987 में खालिस्तान की मांग उठी। एक अलग स्टेट, सिख स्वायत्तता के साथ। पंजाब में उस वक़्त की सामाजिक राजनितिक हलचलें आप ज़्यादातर लोग जानते हैं तो थोड़ा संक्षेप में बात रखता हूँ। 1978 की 'खूनी' बैसाखी जिसमे स्टेट स्पॉन्सर्ड 'हिंदूवादी' निरंकारियों के हाथों 13 सिख मारे गए और 1984 में घटी दो घटनाएं - गोल्डन टेम्पल पर सरकारी हमला (ऑपरेशन ब्लू स्टार) और दिल्ली में इंदिरा गाँधी के...

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Events and Activism

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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Dalit MPhil Scholar Attacked by SFI Hooligans at MG University Kottayam

Dalit MPhil Scholar Attacked by SFI Hooligans at MG University Kottayam Dalit MPhil Scholar Attacked by SFI Hooligans at MG University Kottayam
  C Ahamed Fayiz A Dalit MPhil scholar has been brutally assaulted by SFI activists at Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam Campus. Vivek Kumaran from Kalady, who is a research student at School...
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Myth making in India: The story of Teachers’ Day

Myth making in India: The story of Teachers’ Day Myth making in India: The story of Teachers’ Day
  Amar Khade

Teachers' Day is celebrated across many Nations to pay respect and appreciate the works done by Teachers in shaping the next generation citizens. Different Nations celebrate...
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Returning to Om Puri starrers 'Aakrosh' and 'Sadgati'

Returning to Om Puri starrers 'Aakrosh' and 'Sadgati' Returning to Om Puri starrers 'Aakrosh' and 'Sadgati'
  Kshirod Nag In general perception, Om Puri is not only regarded as an exception in the commercial cinema of Bollywood but also praised for his portrayals, which supposedly speak out the social...
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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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