Features

Secularism and the Maintenance of Caste Hierarchies: Notes from Sikh Studies

Secularism and the Maintenance of Caste Hierarchies: Notes from Sikh Studies

  Pritam Singh Tinna (This paper was presented at Young Researchers' Conference, Beyond the Icon: Ambedkar's Legacy for Our Times held at Ambedkar University Delhi on the 23rd of February 2018) In an opinion article published in the Hindu dated September 3, 2001, Andre Beteille, taking notes from M.N Srinivas writes: "It would be unthinkable for any political leader, whether of the Left or the right, to speak openly against secularism, just as...

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The castelessness of India’s health policy

The castelessness of India’s health policy

  Preshit Ambade India Needs to Change its Health Policy Discourse to Understand Dalit Agitation Systemic deprivation of Dalits and other communities of social resources has resulted in substantial health disparities. India's health policies are blissfully ignorant towards socioeconomic conditions of the Dalits and other backward communities, and its relation to their overall health status. The agitations following the Bhima-Koregaon incident also have their roots in widespread discontent among Dalits. Such protests are...

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Index of Articles in Features

  2017 ~ Crossing Caste Boundaries: Bahujan Representation in the Indian Women's Cricket Team by Sukanya Shantha ~ Dalit University: do we need it? by Vikas Bagde ~ The beautiful feeling of falling in love with a Bahujan Ambedkarite by Priya ~ The Hollowness of Noisy Bodies and a misplaced sense of student politics by Nasima Islam ~ Unpartitioned Nostalgia: Memories of the Ruling Class by Akshay Pathak ~ How has the Indian Constitution moved towards Hitler's German Constitution? by S. Kumar ~ Barbaric Acts:...

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Events and Activism

TISS Alumni Stand In Support of Striking Students

TISS Alumni Stand In Support of Striking Students TISS Alumni Stand In Support of Striking Students
  PUBLIC STATEMENT  WE CONDEMN THE TISS MANAGEMENT'S DECISION TO ROLL BACK FEE EXEMPTION TO SC, ST AND OBC STUDENTS WE CONDEMN GOVERNMENT'S APATHY OVER EXCLUDING DALIT-ADIVASI-BAHUJAN MINORITIES...
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Students' Strike in TISS Mumbai

Students' Strike in TISS Mumbai Students' Strike in TISS Mumbai
  21st February 2018. TISS, Mumbai, observes 100% university strike against privatisation of higher education and withdrawal of financial aid to SC-ST-OBC(NC) students TISS students union gave...
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Delete the Dalit?

Delete the Dalit? Delete the Dalit?
   Karuppan1 I On December 6, 2016, I stood at the heart of Shivaji Park in Dadar. Walking in the narrow passages between a couple of hundred stalls selling literature and memorabilia, the...
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2017-Year of the Snuff Movie

2017-Year of the Snuff Movie 2017-Year of the Snuff Movie
  Umar Nizar Snuff films: murder on camera for commercial gain. The world's first conference devoted to the mythology of snuff took place at the University of Bournemouth on a weekend in November...
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Appeal for Funds: Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council, Kerala

Appeal for Funds: Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council, Kerala
  Fund Appeal from AIDED MEKHALA SAMVARANA PRAKSHOBHA SAMITHI (Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council) Convenor O.P Raveendran The Aided Mekhala Samvarana Prakshobha Samithi in Kerala has been...
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Perspective

Is Fascism knocking at the door?
10 Jan 2018 11:25 - Mudnakudu ChinnaswamyIs Fascism knocking at the door?

  Dr. Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy Valedictory Speech delivered at Vidrohi Sahitya Sammelana held on 24-12-2017 in Shahada, Nandurbar district, Maharashtra Hon. President of the Sammelana, the dignitaries on the Dais and the august literary audience before me. I am extremely happy to be present he [ ... ]

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Rights

Unlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh
30 Nov 2017 17:03 - Amnesty International IndiaUnlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh

  Amnesty International India The construction of an ash pond for a thermal power plant in Nawapara Tenda village, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh without informing or consulting local Adivasi villagers violates their right to free, prior and informed consent, said Amnesty International India today.  [ ... ]

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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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