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History, community and identity: an interpretation of Dalibai

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by Rajshree Dhali In recent years there has been a qualitative and progressive change in Dalit consciousness. This has resulted in Dalit assertion. Apart from mobilizing masses for political power, Dalits are now trying to reconstruct Dalit culture, literature and history so that they can claim for their identities. The present article intends to trace …

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11 Supreme Court verdict on harassment of tribal woman

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 It was believed at one time that Dravidians were the original inhabitants of India. That view has since been considerably modified. Now the generally accepted belief is that the pre-Dravidian aborigines, that is, the ancestors of the present tribals or Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes), were the original inhabitants.

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Muslim-Catholic dialogue in India: Is caste the main problem?

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  Jason Keith Fernandes Introduction Sharing his experiences on Christian-Muslim dialogue in the March ’09 issue of Jivan, Fr Paul Jackson was unusually reticent on the challenges that face the Catholic aspirant on this route. To say that this route is a path of thorns would not be an exaggeration, since there are quite a …

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Caste-based discrimination and bonded labour

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  (Excerpted from the Human Rights Watch report ‘Small change: Bonded Child Labor in India’s Silk Industry’)  Bonded labor in India is not just an economic issue but a social issue linked with caste. Unless we associate bonded labor with caste, we won’t understand bonded labor, and we won’t find a solution. ~ Kiran Kamal …

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Why many statues of Dr.Ambedkar in India?

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“Learning the use of symbolic means: Dalits, Ambedkar statues and the state in Uttar Pradesh” is a nice paper written by french scholar Nicolas Jaoul which explains the sociel theory and rationale behind the ever increasing no of statues of Dr Ambedkar in India. Nicolas Jaoul is a research fellow at the Centre d.Etudes de l.Inde …