Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Introduction)

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  Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar A brief introduction to Phule: Jotirao Phule (1827-1890) is considered a founder not only of the anti-caste movement; in Maharashtra he is also looked upon as father of the farmers’ movement, the women’s movement, and a bahujan-oriented environmental movement. He was born in a Mali (gardener jati) …

Gender

India district bans cell phones for unmarried women

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    NEW DELHI — A local council in northern India has banned unmarried women from carrying mobile telephones to halt a series of illicit romances between partners from different castes, media reports said Wednesday.The Baliyan council in Uttar Pradesh state decided to act after at least 23 young couples ran away and got married …

Policy

Government is making serious efforts to moderate the inflation rates: PM

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The 43rd Session of the Indian Labour Conference (ILC), the apex national tripartite body that discusses key issues affecting labour and employment and provides policy perspectives and recommendations, was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India in New Delhi today.   The ILC is being attended by senior level representatives from the three pillars …

Policy

Scholarships to SCs and OBCs

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The details of schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students are given below :-The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing the following centrally sponsored schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students. All these schemes are implemented by the State Governments/UT administrations, which are provided Central assistance in …

Policy

Providing Justice to Tribals

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The Constitution of India provides several safeguards and provisions to provide justice and welfare to tribals. The enactments of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 are major steps by the Government to provide justice …

Atrocities

Boycotted Dalit woman commits suicide in Orissa

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Bhubaneswar : A Dalit woman leader, who fought on behalf of two Dalit cooks who were sacked due to upper-caste protests, hanged herself late Friday, an organisation working for Dalit rights said Saturday. Saraswati Sethy, 28, was a resident of Sanamarichapalli village in the coastal district of Kendrapada, some 150 km from here.

Features

Dalit parties have worked to strengthen caste system

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The Roundtable team express their deep condolences over the passing away of Bhagwan Das, this morning in New Delhi. His tall legacy as an Ambedkarite and Buddhist will continue to guide our efforts in our struggle against caste. ———–  Bhagwan Das, a research associate of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, is best known as compiler and editor of …

Features

In Conversation With Mr Bhagwan Das

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 The Roundtable team express their deep condolences over the passing away of Bhagwan Das, this morning in New Delhi. His tall legacy as an Ambedkarite and Buddhist will continue to guide our efforts in our struggle against caste.  —————— [Mr Bhagwan Das is one of the most reputed scholar on Ambedkarism and the issue of …