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Critiquing GC Spivak’s ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’

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  Chanchal Kumar Anybody who has tried reading ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ will accede to the fact that it is a text rooted in the academic discourse. Perhaps that’s the reason why the ideas propounded therein are still considered to be unchallenged, or at least impossible to ignore. I am undertaking the task to bust …

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Necessity of representation: a Tribal woman vice chancellor in India

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Swapnil Dhanraj When was the last time India celebrated a success story of a woman coming from a Tribal community in Indian academia? If we think about the manner in which Indian education system has dealt with the issues of Dalits, Tribals and other marginalised communities, it appears that those issues have been represented and …

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Hinduism’s apartheid: Caste(in)g space

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  Dr. Ravichandran Bathran Introduction After India’s independence, the central government introduced different policies to increase the production of agriculture and goods, invested in industries and later opened the market for global capital. The government’s policy in improving agriculture had a major impact on the agrarian society, particularly the village structures. Caste hindus controlled the …

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Ambedkar’s tryst with fraternity…

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  Shiveshwar Kundu B.R. Ambedkar has become an omnipresent character of Indian politics. He is everywhere, darling of almost every spectrum of the mainstream, local as well as student politics. The irony of the churning is that the exact forces against whom Ambedkar himself waged war during his lifetime are now trying to appropriate his …

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Et Tu ‘Feminists’?: A response to the Kafila signatories

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  Maitreyee Shukla & Asmita Kundu When the #MeToo campaign started, we saw a floodgate being opened. Women tried hard to sum up their painful and often self-triggering experiences of sexual harassment within a hashtag as it garnered unconditional and explicit support from the stalwarts of feminism. Yet, to some of us, it felt unfair …

Gender

Where are the Women Professors from the SC/ST/OBC categories?

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  Prachi Patil Speech made at the protest organised by United OBC Forum and BAPSA on 9th June, 2016 against the discriminatory Anti-OBC Reservation circular of UGC/MHRD which denies OBC reservations in Faculty Recruitments and Promotions. Jai Bhim Friends, I will only take a few minutes of your time. Speakers before me have placed their …

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I Will Not Die a Victim, I Want to Live as a Leader~ Manisha Mashaal

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  Manisha Mashaal Today, when I see myself as a national leader fighting a battle against caste tyranny, when I speak about changing the oppressive system, when I’m completely engaged with the reality of the ground level, there is only one thing that my heart screams for, that is justice! Whatever happens now, we must …