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Dear Dalits, Beware of the ‘Toilet Woman of India’!

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Dhamma Darshan Nigam This write-up is in response to the interview titled ‘Toilet woman of India: The woman Narendra Modi is scared of’ published on our prestigious platform, the Round Table India (RTI), on January 15, 2022. The woman interviewed was Pragya Akhilesh.  I am not here to challenge the claims that she is the …

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50 Years of Bangladeshi Independence and the Unresolved Question of the Lower Castes

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Mayur Kudupale Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of independence from Pakistan. It has been a remarkable journey for this country that has set an ideal example in the Indian subcontinent. The independence of Bangladesh and post-independence development is directly associated with the India-Pakistan tussles. Soon after independence, Henry Kissinger had famously called Bangladesh a ‘Basket …

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The Bhilwara Principles: Strengthening Democracy through Social Accountability

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Pranav Jeevan P After carefully analyzing the ground realities of the ways in which the state tries to disempower them, a group of dalit students in Bhilwara (Rajasthan) presented a framework, in a public meeting on Ambedkar Jayanti in 2011, which enables them to invert the power dynamics and can be used to hold the …

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Judges’ location and Judgments – The Curious Case of PM’s mug shot

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  Bobby Kunhu “Lo, justice flees from you.Expelled from its seat!The magistrates do wrong,Right-dealing is bent sideways,The judges snatch what has been stolen.”― Miriam Lichtheim It is accepted jurisprudence that judges have biases that are rooted in their identity location. This is the reason for the strong pitch for judicial diversity across the globe to …

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Viva Voce discrimination and the need to document anecdotal experiences of Caste

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  Neha Whenever an issue of discrimination against marginalized students in higher educational institutions comes in to light, there are always narratives that are projected in mainstream space to deny casteism. Narratives that are thrown towards marginalized communities demanding answers from them rather than institutions taking accountability. Recently majority marginalized students applying for JNU’s PhD …