Policy

Have educational spaces in Karnataka become the hub of hate politics?

Jerald D’souza The Oxford dictionary defines education as, “a process of teaching, training, and learning, especially in schools or colleges, to improve knowledge and develop skills.” . The gurukul is envisaged as “a place where students live together as equals, regardless of their social standing at birth to create an environment and share a vision …

Features

Is division and bloodbath evident in Bengal: A brief note on the demand for a separate Koch-Kamatapur state in North Bengal

Nirban Ray            On June 7th, the Chief of the banned armed outfit Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) warned Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee before her visit to North Bengal that – “Mamata Banerjee should not come to Koch-Kamatapur. She cannot interfere or oppose the formation of Koch-Kamatapur state. The situation will be horrible if force is applied. …

Assertion

The Caste Politics Of Agrarian Neo-Kshatriyas In Andhra Pradesh

P. Mrunal Kumar Rana Konaseema region in Andhra Pradesh was set ablaze by dominant caste protestors and arsonists against the Government’s proposal of naming the newly created Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh after Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. According to the news reports, the protestors have targeted State Transport Minister Mr. Pinipe Viswaroop, who is …

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The Brahmanisation of Textbooks in Karnataka

Redant The textbook revision committee for classes 1-10 constituted by the Karnataka state government and headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha has created a storm in the state. Apart from the derisive insults that Chakrathirtha has made against leading Dalit-Bahujan writers and activists, his sexist posts on social media have also gone viral.[i] The committee has also …

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Hegemony of Sexual Violence

Bobby Kunhu While, sexual intercourse in dominant discourse is located foundationally within a heterosexual patriarchal paradigm and rape is a violent extension of the same. The act is deeply orchestrated by existing hegemonies that define the society in which it is enacted. This is the reason that women’s bodies and sexualities are often primary targets …

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The Lovers of Democracy

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase   One vote, One value: Hurrah hurrah In the middle of the night Tell this to a burning raped corpse of a Dalit girl   Of the people, By the people, For the people: Hurrah hurrah In the deep pit of Brahmnical gutters Tell this to the suffocated sanitation worker   …