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Mahatma Phule's Thoughts on Caste-Patriarchy: A Critical Evaluation

Mahatma Phule's Thoughts on Caste-Patriarchy: A Critical Evaluation

  Sachin Garud It is a well-known fact that at the time of India's national movement, there was another movement known as the movement of social engineering or social revolution, led by Mahatma Phule, who had pioneered the foundation of a social revolution in India. Although contemporary thinkers like Ram Mohan Roy, Justice M.G. Ranade and G.G. Agarkar were quite active in social reforms at that time, Mahatma Phule was different from...

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Speech and the Speaker's Identity

Speech and the Speaker's Identity

  Tejas Harad In 2016, famous Indian author Chetan Bhagat published a novel called One Indian Girl. This book was criticised by some women because the book's narrator, who is also its protagonist, is a woman. Bhagat, even though a man, is within his rights to have a woman narrator in his novel. But it is unfair to say that he cannot be criticised for the same. It is one thing to...

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Surveillance and Punishment in the Village: Reflections on Imayam’s Pethavan

Surveillance and Punishment in the Village: Reflections on Imayam’s Pethavan

  Karthick RM "Hence the major effect of the Panopticon: to induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power."-Michel Foucault "What is a village but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism?"-BR Ambedkar From the time when reports of social media accounts being monitored by states emerged to the introduction of the Aadhaar card in India, there has been considerable...

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Events and Activism

Becoming Minority- An Unsettling Inquiry into a ‘Settled’ Concept

Becoming Minority-  An Unsettling Inquiry into a ‘Settled’ Concept Becoming Minority- An Unsettling Inquiry into a ‘Settled’ Concept
  Bhakti Deodhar (Book review of Becoming minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce minorities in Europe and India, edited by Jyotirmay Tripathi and Sudarshan Padmanabhan, New Delhi, Sage Publications...
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Celebrating 7th November as Students' Day

Celebrating 7th November as Students' Day Celebrating 7th November as Students' Day
  Rahul Pagare The government of Maharashtra declared 7th of November to be celebrated as Students' Day on the occasion of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's first day of school entry, back in 1900 AD. Today...
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Chamcha Leadership or Conscious Leadership?

Chamcha Leadership or Conscious Leadership? Chamcha Leadership or Conscious Leadership?
  Rajanikanta Gochhayat Representation simply means acting and representing opinion/interest on behalf of the people. In the Indian context, Representation is divided into two categories: one, leadership...
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Dalit Women Speak Out- A Conference

Dalit Women Speak Out- A Conference Dalit Women Speak Out- A Conference
  Asha Kowtal The swift changes in the political landscape and the challenges faced by women human rights defenders often pushes us Dalit women into a vortex of greater insecurity, fear and anxiety....
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Are Indian authorities planning to hack the next election?

Are Indian authorities planning to hack the next election? Are Indian authorities planning to hack the next election?
  S. Kumar The next state assembly elections for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh (HP) are due in the coming months. The election in HP is scheduled on 9 Nov'17 and result will be declared on 18 Dec'17....
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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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