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    anu uploaded a new media, Sahab Kanshiram's speech on PAY BACK TO SOCIETY

    Listen a important speech of Sahab Kanshiramji organised by PAY BACK TO THE SOCIETY MISSION at Nagpur. Courtesy, Sanjay Khobaragade,

    15 March 2015
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    anu uploaded a new media, The Colonization of Ambedkar~ A Discussion: Part 4

    The Colonization of Ambedkar: Caste Politics behind Roy-Navayana's Appropriation of AoC ~ A Discussion

    Date: 21st December, 2014
    Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Venue: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098

    Organised by ~ SC, ST, OBC Students and Teachers Association, University of Mumbai (special thanks to Sanjay Vairal, senate member, Univ. of Mumbai) &
    Round Table India

    ~ The wall built around Caste is impregnable and the material, of which it is built, contains none of the combustible stuff of reason and morality. Add to this the fact that inside this wall stands the army of Brahmins, who form the intellectual class, Brahmins who are the natural leaders of the Hindus, Brahmins who are there not as mere mercenary soldiers but as an army fighting for its homeland and you will get an idea why I think that breaking-up of Caste amongst the Hindus is well-nigh impossible.~ Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, ‘Annihilation of Caste’

    ~ The mischief done by the Brahmin scholars to historical research is obvious. The Brahmin scholar has a two-fold interest in the maintenance of the sanctity of this literature. In the first place being the production of his forefathers his filial duty leads him to defend it even at the cost of truth. In the second place as it supports the privileges of the Brahmins, he is careful not to do anything which would undermine its authority. The necessity of upholding the system by which he knows he stands to profit, as well as of upholding the prestige of his forefathers as the founders of the system, acts as a silent immaculate premise which is ever present in the mind of the Brahmin scholar and prevents him from reaching or preaching the truth. That is why one finds so little that is original in the field of historical research by Brahmin scholars unless it be a matter of fixing dates or tracing genealogies. ~ Dr. Ambedkar: 'Who were the Shudras'


    Over the last half a century, Babasaheb and his words have provided constant inspiration to the oppressed communities who continue the fight to attain basic dignity in the horribly unequal country that is India. His writings, translated in many languages have been the backbone of many movements. Ambedkarites have kept his legacy alive in the many statues, songs, poetry, literature etc., a corpus of resistance that is inarguably unparalleled in the recent history of India.

    But brahminism thrives on exploiting not just people but also their hopes, their culture and anything that can give shape to the voice of the oppressed. Throughout history one can see the brutal and forcible appropriation of the culture and words of the great revolutionaries - from Buddha, Kabir and Phule to Babasaheb now.

    09 January 2015
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    anu uploaded a new media, The Colonization of Ambedkar ~ A Discussion (Dr. Sangeeta Pawar)

    The Colonization of Ambedkar: Caste Politics behind Roy-Navayana's Appropriation of AoC ~ A Discussion

    Date: 21st December, 2014
    Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Venue: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098

    Organised by ~ SC, ST, OBC Students and Teachers Association, University of Mumbai (special thanks to Sanjay Vairal, senate member, Univ. of Mumbai) &
    Round Table India

    ~ The wall built around Caste is impregnable and the material, of which it is built, contains none of the combustible stuff of reason and morality. Add to this the fact that inside this wall stands the army of Brahmins, who form the intellectual class, Brahmins who are the natural leaders of the Hindus, Brahmins who are there not as mere mercenary soldiers but as an army fighting for its homeland and you will get an idea why I think that breaking-up of Caste amongst the Hindus is well-nigh impossible.~ Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, ‘Annihilation of Caste’

    ~ The mischief done by the Brahmin scholars to historical research is obvious. The Brahmin scholar has a two-fold interest in the maintenance of the sanctity of this literature. In the first place being the production of his forefathers his filial duty leads him to defend it even at the cost of truth. In the second place as it supports the privileges of the Brahmins, he is careful not to do anything which would undermine its authority. The necessity of upholding the system by which he knows he stands to profit, as well as of upholding the prestige of his forefathers as the founders of the system, acts as a silent immaculate premise which is ever present in the mind of the Brahmin scholar and prevents him from reaching or preaching the truth. That is why one finds so little that is original in the field of historical research by Brahmin scholars unless it be a matter of fixing dates or tracing genealogies. ~ Dr. Ambedkar: 'Who were the Shudras'


    Over the last half a century, Babasaheb and his words have provided constant inspiration to the oppressed communities who continue the fight to attain basic dignity in the horribly unequal country that is India. His writings, translated in many languages have been the backbone of many movements. Ambedkarites have kept his legacy alive in the many statues, songs, poetry, literature etc., a corpus of resistance that is inarguably unparalleled in the recent history of India.

    But brahminism thrives on exploiting not just people but also their hopes, their culture and anything that can give shape to the voice of the oppressed. Throughout history one can see the brutal and forcible appropriation of the culture and words of the great revolutionaries - from Buddha, Kabir and Phule to Babasaheb now.

    09 January 2015
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    anu uploaded a new media, An Interview with Dalit Woman Activist Asha Kowtal (Part II)

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    This is the second (and last part) of Dalit Woman Activist Asha Kowtal's interview who is a General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch and works with NCDHR (National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, New Delhi. She has shared her views on the issues of direct relevance to the dalit woemn, in an interview with Kuffir (Round Table India Blog) on the occasion of National Dalit & Adivasi Women's Congress which was held in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on 15, 16 February, 2013.

    18 June 2013
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    anu uploaded a new media, Asha Kowtal speaks in detail about Haryana dalit rape cases Part 1

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    Asha works with National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) speaks about the Haryana rape issue. She along with others visited Haryana for a factfinding ...
    18 June 2013
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    anu uploaded a new media, An Interview with Dalit Woman Activist Asha Kowtal (Part 1)

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    An Interview with Dalit Woman Activist Asha Kowtal (Part 1)

    Asha Kowtal is a General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch and works with NCDHR (National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, New Delhi. She has shared her views on the issues of direct relevance to the dalit woemn, in an interview with Kuffir (Round Table India Blog) on the occasion of National Dalit & Adivasi Women's Congress which was held in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on 15, 16 February, 2013.Asha Kowtal is a General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch and works with NCDHR (National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, New Delhi. 

    18 June 2013
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    anu uploaded a new media, An interview with P. Sivakami (Part - II )

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    An interview with P. Sivakami (Part - II )

    This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the 'Samuga Samatuva Padai', to work 'on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality'. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil Nadu.

    Read the article here.

    18 June 2013
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    anu uploaded a new media, An interview with P Sivakami (Part - I)

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    An interview with P Sivakami (Part - I)

    P. Sivakami, a role model for young dalit adivasi and bahujan women, spent two days at the National Dalit and Adivasi Women's Congress interacting with students and fellow activists. 

    She is an ex IAS officer, writer and politician who founded a political party, the 'Samuga Samatuva Padai', to work 'on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality'. 

    She is also the founder of Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil Nadu.

    Sivakami talks to Kuffir in this part of the interview on the issue of land distribution and Dalits, the Dalit Land Rights movement she helped found in Tamil Nadu and Ambedkar's own struggles for land rights for Dalits in Maharashtra and in the Hyderabad state.

    As mentioned earlier, this is the first part of a series of interviews conducted with many Dalit, Adivasi and Pasmanda women leaders during the Congress. Round Table India and SAVARI shall regularly publish the rest of the interviews in the weeks ahead.

    18 June 2013
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