Atrocities

The State of Human Rights in India in 2010 (Part I)

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INDIA: Democratic pretentions and administrative follies — Asian Human Rights Commission Introduction “It is true that too many children die from malnutrition each year in this country. Some of their parents also die from starvation and hunger. But the children are more vulnerable … one of the reasons is the widespread ‘irregularity’ in the state …

Thought

Village deities

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Siddalingaiah, a major Kannada poet and activist, was a founder of the Dalit Sangharsh Samiti, which launched a powerful Dalit movement in Karnataka in the mid-1970s. He obtained a doctoral degree from Bangalore University for his research on village deities. His publications include Gramadevathegalu, a study of village deities in Karnataka, Ooru-Keri, an influential autobiography, …

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(Chapter V)

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(Chapter V) THE CURSE OF CASTE As I have said in the first Essay there cannot be a caste in the single number. Caste can exist only in the plural number. Caste to be real can exist only by disintegrating a group. The genius of caste is to divide and …

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterIV)

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              Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterIV) TOUCHABLES V/S UNTOUCHABLES I A relationship of touchables against untouchables may cause surprize. Such a surprize will not be altogether without reason. The touchables are not one uniform body of people. They are themselves divided into innumerable castes. Each Hindu is conscious of the caste to which he …

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterIII)

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterIII) THE ROCK ON WHICH IT IS BUILT Hindu Society is a house of Castes. Hindus are not a people. They are the aggregates of groups of people formed into castes. This is its peculiarity. This is what has struck the stream of foreigners who have visited India in the …

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterII)

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterII) THE HOUSE THE HINDUS HAVE BUILT I Is there any thing peculiar in the social organisation of the Hindus ? An unsophisticated Hindu who is unaware of investigations conducted by scholars will say that there is nothing peculiar, abnormal or unnatural in the organisation of the society to which …

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social

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Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social ________________________________________________________________ Contents Chapter 1 : Civilisation or felony Chapter 2 : The house the hindus have built Chapter 3 : The rock on which it is built Chapter 4 : Touchables v/s untouchables Chapter 5 : The curse of caste

Atrocities

The disappearance of two Dalit students in Mahabubnagar

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Raise your voice against the disappearance of two Dalit students in Mahabubnagar! Report filed by Karthik Navayan The details of the case are that on 15th August, 2005, the CPI (Maoist) party killed one sitting MLA, Chittem Narsi Reddy of Makthal constituency, in Mahabubnagar district. In this case, the police of Mahabubnagar started harassing the …

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The Problem of The Rupee: Its Origin And Its Solution (History of Indian Currency & Banking)

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THE PROBLEM OF THE RUPEE: ITS ORIGIN AND ITS SOLUTION (HISTORY OF INDIAN CURRENCY & BANKING) _____________________________________________________________________________________ B. R. AMBEDKAR Sometime Professor of Political Economy at the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay. LONDON P. S. KING & SON, LTD. ORCHARD HOUSE, 2 & 4 GREAT SMITH STREET WESTMINSTER 1923 DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY …