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जे.एन.यू. में ब्राह्मणवाद की खेती: जितेन्द्र सुना

जे.एन.यू. में ब्राह्मणवाद की खेती: जितेन्द्र सुना

  जितेन्द्र सुना मुथुकृष्ण्न की संस्थानिक हत्या के विरोध में 16 मार्च, 2017, को बपसा द्वारा आयोजित प्रदर्शन मे भाषण; अंग्रेजी से हिंदी में अनुवाद: अंजली मेरा नाम जितेन्द्र सुना है और मैं उड़ीसा के कालाहांडी जिले के एक सुदूर गाँव पोउर्केला से हूँ| मैंने अपनी हाई स्कूल की पढाई बी. आर. अम्बेडकर उच्च विद्यापीठ पोउर्केला से की, लेकिन उस दौरान मुझे यह नहीं पता था कि डॉ. अम्बेडकर कौन थे? जब मैं आठवीं कक्षा में...

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Dr. Khatumal Jeewan on the Rise of Meghwars in local Politics of lower Sindh

Dr. Khatumal Jeewan on the Rise of Meghwars in local Politics of lower Sindh

  Dr Khatumal Jeewan Dr Khatumal Jeewan (Khatu) is the most celebrated Dalit leader of Pakistan. He has been senator, four times MNA (Member of National Assembly)  and two times MPA (Member of Provincial Assembly) on party ticket of Pakistan People's Party, between 1985 and 2013. This speech was delivered at a time when the Meghwar community had organized itself around the leadership of Dr Khatumal Jeewan. These were the times when...

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Index of Articles in Features

  2016 ~ Uniform Civil Code & Ashrafiya obsession with Triple Talaq by Ayaz Ahmad ~ Maratha Kranti (Muk) Morcha: When will Maratha women cross the threshold? by Sandhya Gawali ~ 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

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Events and Activism

Collector Murali's 'controversial' speech on Brahmanism

Collector Murali's 'controversial' speech on Brahmanism Collector Murali's 'controversial' speech on Brahmanism
  Round Table India Akunuri Murali, District Collector of Bhupalpally in Telangana, echoed the views of a major section of the Bahujans when he critiqued the dietary practices imposed by Brahminical...
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Slaves of Manu

Slaves of Manu Slaves of Manu
  Nitin Dhaktode Some people
Born in the socially marginalised community,
Forget their roots
Spend their life practising slavery
The bootlickers of the oppressor caste
Oppressors...
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The Fish Milk of Kindness

The Fish Milk of Kindness The Fish Milk of Kindness
  Umar Nizar In the mess bill that is religiously brought out every month by JNU's Jhelum hostel, there is an outstanding amount of Rs.5200 against the name of J.Muthukrishanan. This is the sum...
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Reject ABVP’s diabolical fascist agenda on the institutional murder of Rajini Krish

Reject ABVP’s diabolical fascist agenda on the institutional murder of Rajini Krish Reject ABVP’s diabolical fascist agenda on the institutional murder of Rajini Krish
   BAPSA, JNU The appalling pamphlet put out by ABVP calling for a protest outside CHS against Rajini Krish's death is absolutely uncalled for. We unequivocally reject the politically manipulative...
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Why Kashmir?

Why Kashmir? Why Kashmir?
  Shinzani Jain Why should an Indian, any Indian – student, journalist, activist, lawyer, academician, politician, worker, feminist, communist or an ordinary citizen – care about Kashmir? First...
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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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