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Present and Future of Dalit-Bahujans

Present and Future of Dalit-Bahujans

  Dr. Y. Srinivasa Rao At one time, practice was considered an application of theory, a consequence; at other times, it had an opposite sense and it was thought to inspire theory, to be indispensable for the creation of future theoretical forms. In any event, their relationship was understood in terms of a process of utilisation, says Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher. After the demise of Ambedkar, almost three generations of educated dalit-bahujans...

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Social Smuggling: Prof. Kancha IIaiah Shepherd's mirror to society

Social Smuggling: Prof. Kancha IIaiah Shepherd's mirror to society

  Raju Chalwadi Prof. Kancha IIaiah Shepherd is a renowned political scientist and an anti-caste activist. He is one of the fiercest critics of the Hindu social order and caste system in present times. He stands apart from his contemporaries in two respects: first, unlike other well-known critics of Castes and the Hindu social order, he is an intellectual-cum-activist who does not believe in sitting within the four walls of his office...

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An urban adivasi’s perspective on Newton

An urban adivasi’s perspective on Newton

  Nolina Minj India's official entry to the Oscars, Newton has done well for itself in the box-office. Critics have described it as 'brilliant, subversive and one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years.' With all this acclaim, I was curious to watch the movie, especially as its selling point was its setting in the Maoist-ridden forests of Dandakaranya, Chhattisgarh. I wonder what criteria lays the...

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Events and Activism

Maharashtra government loots SC/ST Sub-Plan funds again

Maharashtra government loots SC/ST Sub-Plan funds again Maharashtra government loots SC/ST Sub-Plan funds again
  Dalit Adivasi Adhikar Andolan
Atrocity Helpline +91-20-69101111 Diwali is celebrated by giving gifts to others, but Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra is setting a new trend...
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Zambian farmers win against Vedanta in UK

Zambian farmers win against Vedanta in UK Zambian farmers win against Vedanta in UK
  Foil Vedanta Victory for Polluted Zambian Farmers Suing Vedanta in UK Judges today threw out Vedanta's appeal to the May 2016 High Court judgment allowing Zambian farmers to have their case against...
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Chalo Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar!

Chalo Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar! Chalo Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar!
  Ambedkarite Students of Mumbai We, Ambedkarite students from Mumbai, strongly condemn the attacks and threat on the life of Prof. Kancha Ilaiah, a highly respected intellectual and scholar of...
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Rohingyas and Origins of the Caste System

Rohingyas and Origins of the Caste System Rohingyas and Origins of the Caste System

Umar Nizar

How foolish it would be to suppose that one only needs to point out this origin and this misty shroud of delusion in order to destroy the world that counts for real, so-called...
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Dalit writing doesn’t belong to trash bin– An open letter to Dr. J. Devika

Dalit writing doesn’t belong to trash bin– An open letter to Dr. J. Devika Dalit writing doesn’t belong to trash bin– An open letter to Dr. J. Devika
  Santhosh Kumar Dalit writer and thinker Sunny Kapicadu's book 'Janathayum Janadhipathyavum' belongs to the garbage bin - says Dr. J. Devika, a famous public intellectual working at the Centre...
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Perspective

Sayyids in Muslim Societies
14 Aug 2017 21:34 - Morimoto KazuoSayyids in Muslim Societies


Morimoto Kazuo The world today is home to a great number of putative lineal descendants—and collateral relatives—of Muḥammad, the Prophet of Islam. Let us begin by sharing three recent episodes involving some of these kinsfolk of the Prophet. Episode I: The film Close-Up (1990) by the reno [ ... ]

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Rights

70 years old Dalit woman beaten up and threatened to kill by dominant caste men
27 Jul 2017 23:13 - Deepak Kumar & Rajeshwar70 years old Dalit woman beaten up and threatened to kill by dominant caste men

  Deepak Kumar & Rajeshwar Names of the Victims: Maggidi Buchhamma, 70 years, and her daughter Maggidi Manga.  Dominant Caste Culprits: Baltha Rajamouli and his son and Allam Ravi.  When: 23rd July 2017, Sunday, morning. Where: Rendlaguda (Mandapally), Jannaram Mandal, Manch [ ... ]

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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

Maulana Ali Hussain 'Aasim Bihari': Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter
06 Aug 2017 13:43 - Faiyaz Ahmad FyzieMaulana Ali Hussain 'Aasim Bihari': Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter

  Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie Maulana Ali Hussain "Aasim Bihari" was born on April 15, 1890, in Mohalla Khas Ganj, Bihar Sharif, Nalanda district, Bihar, in a devout but poor Pasmanda weaver family. In 1906, at the young age of 16, he started his career in the Usha organization in Kolkata. W [ ... ]

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