Dr. Ambedkar

Ancient Indian Commerce:Commercial Relations Of India In The Middle East

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by B R AMBEDKAR The imperial Romans flashed their sword both in the East and the West with different results. In the East ” they conquered the world only to give it to  in the West however ” they either Romanised the races who were at first their subjects masters, or left those races to …

Atrocities

Abusing Dalit by his caste in private interaction not an offence: Court

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Abusing a Dalit by his caste in private interaction is not an offence, a Delhi court has said. The court’s observation came while acquitting a principal of a government school of charges of passing some derogatory remarks against his junior, belonging to a Scheduled Caste. To drive home the guilt of the accused, such incidents …

Thought

Dalit intelligentsia must act responsibly

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by Chandrabhan Prasad During my last visit to Hyderabad, a young Dalit got rather upset with my view that the British rule had helped emancipate the community. So passionate was he that he wouldn’t even listen to Karl Marx’s views about the positive impact of British rule in India.  Ultimately, when I presented him with …

Thought

Varnas only celebrate their intelligence

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad A few years ago, a former foreign secretary had said, “Dalits don’t fit into the Indian Civil Services’ culture.” What the retired (Varna) civil servant seemed to be saying was: a civil servant is meant to govern people and not serve them.  This seems to be the culture of the Varna …