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Is Fascism knocking at the door?

Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy

  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 here today for two reasons. One is my poems are getting published …

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Sayyids in Muslim Societies

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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 renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami is an intricate …

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जाति पाति: आदर्श और हक़ीकत (पंजाब के सन्दर्भ में)

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  Sardar Ajmer Singh (सरदार अजमेर सिंह) (यह आलेख आज़ाद भारत के पंजाब प्रांत में दलित/पछड़ा वर्ग एवं सिख के ‘हम हिंदू नहीं’ दृष्टिकोण का ब्राह्मणवादी आर्य समाज और इसके पोषक बन गए राजनीतिक दलों के बरक्स जो भी हुआ है, उसका ऐतिहासिक विवरण है। पंजाब की राजनीति को देखने, समझने और परखने का, पाठकों …

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जट्टवाद एक दीर्घ रोग

s ajmer singh

  सरदार अजमेर सिंह (Sardar Ajmer Singh) (यह लेख सरदार अजमेर सिंह की बहुचर्चित किताब ‘बीसवीं सदी की सिख राजनीति: एक ग़ुलामी से दूसरी ग़ुलामी तक’ जो कि पंजाबी भाषा में है, से हिंदी में अनुदित किया गया है। सरदार अजमेर सिंह पंजाब के एक जाने माने इतिहासकार हैं। ब्राह्मणवाद की गहन समझ रखने वाले अजमेर …

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Dr. Ambedkar’s Invaluable Advice on the Sikh Right to Self-rule

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  Sardar Ajmer Singh This article is an excerpt from S. Ajmer Singh’s book “Biswi Sadi Ki Sikh Rajneeti: Ek Ghulami Se Dusri Ghulami Tak” (The Sikh Politics of the 20th Century: From One Slavery to Another) On the circumstances emerging after the partition of Punjab, and the creation of a Self-ruled Sikh state After …

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Caste can be destroyed only through caste war: V. T. Rajshekar

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  V.T. Rajshekar (Dalit Voice) In the past 68 years that India has been independent, we have spent all our time quarreling. Something is seriously going wrong with country’s uppercaste rulers. They are in terrible confusion. They are afraid of their own shadows. This ruling class or caste may be small in numbers (less than …

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Forget the Raj. Who’ll say sorry for millennia of abuse of dalits?

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  Surendra Kumar With his rousing speech at Oxford Union, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has silenced his detractors. Ironically, his own party seeks his silence. Obviously, they don’t take his gift of gab and exceptional oratorical skills seriously. What a pity. What a huge difference a single speech can make! Shashi Tharoor’s 15-minute stirring intervention …

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Beyond the Fairy Tales of India

Braj R Mani

  Braj Ranjan Mani There is little awareness about a more or less institutionalised arrangement of normalising, if not glorifying, the oppressive past from which the privileged continue to derive profit and pleasure. Invented histories, myth-making, and armoury of stereotypes merge to create convenient narratives and myths which masquerade as the history of India. The …