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Reflections On Contemporary Navayana Buddhism – Context, Debates and Theories

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  The Shared Mirror    PRE RELEASE COPY Reflections on Contemporary Navayāna Buddhism Context, Debates and Theories     Shaileshkumar Darokar Subodh Wasnik bodhi s.r Published by   Dedicated to all members of the Navayāna Buddhist Sangha The Shared Mirror Publishing House The Shared Mirror Publishing House shall endeavour to promote Dalit Bahujan literature and …

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Exploring the Narrative History and Experiences of Meghwal Community: An Ethnographic Study

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  Mayur Helia The Meghwal community has no written history as such. Everything is in the oral form. Through this research, I have understood that a major portion of their history is lost in this process of oral history. Also, there are multiple stories which have come up over a period of time. About the …

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The Long Exit: Conferences of the Depressed Classes During the 1930s

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  Gerard Baared [The long exit from Hinduism/Brahmanism for the ‘untouchables’ is naturally an ongoing movement, given the scale of the task, the multiple levels of responsibilities to understand, process and communicate people’s aspirations regarding their rights, and the complex logistic factors to be dealt with. The term exit predicates an imagined or real inclusion, …

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Threatening Indian democratic system: Case of Anti-Defection Law

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  S Kumar Abstract Once touted as one of the most vibrant democracies based on modern principles, Indian democracy has gradually slipped to a chaotic governance system. For the mainstream Indian political parties, this may be due to the past legacy of British laws resulting in sharp differences between caste, region and religion as the …

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The representation gap

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  Christophe Jaffrelot, Gilles Verniers Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections produced an assembly where many voices can hardly be heard. The representation of Muslims, for instance, is at a historical …

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Liberal Democracy and Kymlicka’s Conception of Minority Rights: Towards a Perspective of Dalit Rights

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  Dr. P. Kesava Kumar Abstract The recognition of minority rights is an issue for debate in recent times. It has implication for a theory of liberal democracy. Especially, the communitarian critique of liberalism has come in strong defense of community against individualism. Will Kymlicka proposes minority rights in the multicultural context of the west …

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Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity

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  Workshop Report on‘Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity: Mapping Dalit Cultural Heritage in Contemporary India’,7-8 December, 2012, Convened by Ronki Ram Ronki Ram 1. The topic and the goal The workshop entitled Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity: Mapping Dalit Cultural heritage in Contemporary India was organized by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and Leiden …

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National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress

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Call For Delegates National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress Organized byTata Institue of Social SciencesCentre for Social Justice and Governancein Collaboration withInsight Foundation, Delhisupported byDalit & Tribal Social Work International ForumVenue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai CampusDate: 15 – 16 February, 2013 Concept Note What does it mean to be a Dalit woman, an …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 11

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 11: Hindutva, Gandhism, and the Caste Question Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 6 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ The Hindu Mahasabha and the RSS Faced …