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Manusmriti: A Threat to Constitutional Values and Social Justice

Ashutosh Singh Boddh (Vidrohi) Recently there was a news that, Delhi University’s Faculty of Law was planning to introduce the Manusmriti, the ancient Sanskrit & Casteist text, in its undergraduate programme under the paper called Jurisprudence (Legal Method), prompting a certain section of faculty members in the varsity to raise concern over the move. In …

Research

Caste and Urban Marginalization: Exploring the Dynamics through the Lens of ‘Kaala’

Ajinkya Sanjay Khandizod Urbanization and Slum Growth Urbanization has exploded in Indian metropolises over the last few decades. The urbanization degree worldwide is around 57%, whereas in India, it is 34%. According to the U.N. report on World Urbanization Prospects 2018, cities’ population will double by 2050. Between 2014-2018, the slum percentage increased from 23% …

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The End of Independent Ambedkarite Dalit Politics?

AIISCA Statement on the Defeat of Ambedkarite Dalit Parties in the 2024 General Elections Alongside economic injustice, unemployment, and the conventional Hindu-Muslim binary, the 2024 general elections were primarily fought around the ‘Social Justice’ narrative. The opposition alliance (INDIA alliance) led by Congress campaigned on the narrative that “if the BJP came to power with …

Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar’s Life and Work in ‘The New York Times’ and ‘The Times’, London

Nikhil Bagade Jai Bhim! Namo Buddhay! Couple of years ago, when I came across the work of Syamsundar Vunnamati, I was quite inspired by his work of digging up cartoons and news articles about Dr. Ambedkar to present us the context of his struggle amidst the Brahminical media. It got me thinking how foreign news …

Features

Unmasking the Myth of “Neutral” Tech

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Pranav Jeevan P There is a popular myth that technology is neutral, but in reality, technology reinforces the hierarchical and exploitative power relations of the societies that create and use it. Throughout history, technological advancements have been deeply intertwined with acts of genocide, apartheid, and the exploitation of people. From the colonial era, where technological …

Features

Is filmmaker Pa. Ranjith an anti-Periyarist?

Sree Govind Bharatvaraj In the recent past, the popular filmmaker Ranjith has been overtly criticized as an anti-Periyarist and a Hindutva supporter by Dravidian intellectuals and Periyarists. Starting from senior intellectuals like Suba Veerapandian to young Periyarists, this criticism is framed around Ranjith. But how far this argument is true is a serious one that …

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Review of Dr. Savita Ambedkar’s ‘Babasaheb — My Life with Dr. Ambedkar’

Book Review: “Babasaheb My Life with Dr. Ambedkar” by Dr. Savita Ambedkar translated from the Marathi by Nadeem Khan Rajesh Chandra Kumar & Vinay Damodar Dr. Savita Ambedkar, formerly known as Dr. Sharada Kabir, was born into a middle-class Saraswat Brahmin family and met Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar while he was a patient suffering from a …