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Mainstreaming Dalitbahujan perspective (DBP) in academia

Mainstreaming Dalitbahujan perspective (DBP) in academia

Sufi Ghulam Hussain There is abundant literature on Dalit/Dalitbahujan ideology that is being consumed in academia globally; however, the mainstreaming of Dalitbahujan theory is yet to take place. The empirical studies on Dalitbahujans are increasingly becoming the subject of study and curricula in different universities in India, such that the emergence and subsequent receptivity of essentially Dalitbahujan theory in coming years seem quite predictable. Dalitbahujan scholars argue that it is now...

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The Spectre of Justice Karnan haunts the Indian Judiciary

The Spectre of Justice Karnan haunts the Indian Judiciary

  Dharmaraj Kumar Indian judiciary system is said to be confronted with a crisis of judicial accountability following the alleged contemptuous act of Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court, that too in the face of Hon’ble Judge Dipak Misra, the Chief Justice of India.   This incident is taken as a serious threat to the existence of judiciary as one of the founding pillars of democracy per se. But the truth is, a...

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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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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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