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Caste is not a Rumour – book review

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   Pranav Kuttaiah Caste is not a Rumour: The Online Diary of Rohith Vemula (Ed. Nikhila Henry, Juggernaut Books, 2016)  In a speech delivered at Nalgonda in Telangana not so long ago, noted intellectual K.Y. Ratnam said that what Rohith Vemula wrote was not a suicide note, but an introduction to Dr. Ambedkar’s classic ‘Annihilation …

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When Rohith Vemula Meets Jignesh Mevani: Towards a Radical Democratic Imaginary

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  K K Baburaj ‘Live dangerously’, told Nietzsche, one of the great counter-thinkers in the history of modern philosophy. KK Kochu, a well known Dalit writer and political activist from Kerala, in his collection of articles titled ‘Revolution and Culture’ published in the eighties, attempted to rewrite the slogan of Nietzsche as ‘act dangerously’. Such …

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A Critique of “Real” and Fear: A Response to UoH SU Election Debates

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  Prashant Bagde The recent assertion by BSF on Round Table India published on dated 2 Oct. 2016, regarding the UoH SU elections 2016 seems to be an attempt to claim that they are ‘real’ Ambedkarites. At the same time they are alleging ASA of many things thus intended to say that ASA is not …

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NCDHR calls for immediate action on the brutal attack on HCU

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  NCDHR The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) condemns the brutal crackdown on students and teachers of the University of Hyderabad. The crackdown was on protestors in the University Campus. In January 2016, a research scholar, Rohith Vemula committed suicide after this scholarship was stopped and he was thrown out of the hostel …

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What is actually happening in University of Hyderabad

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  R Ravi Kumar Dear friends, Hope by now you came to know of the unfortunate incident that took place in the University of Hyderabad. We shall not see this incident in isolation. Let me explain you in brief what triggered the series of events in HCU. The Ambedkar Students Association started their agitation against …

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Violation of Constitutional Rights of 5 Dalit scholars By University of Hyderabad administration: Fact Finding Report

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  Dalit Sthree Sakthi Certain abusive comments in the Facebook and subsequent skirmishes on 3rd and 4th August 2015 led to the expulsion of a few scheduled castes Ph.D scholars of University of Hyderabad and it was alleged that the authorities of the University of Hyderabad had taken unilateral action on a few scholars belonging …

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Social Boycott of Dalit Scholars: Locating caste in Modern context

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Agnes Amala While Indians take pride in calming that the Art (15) of our constitution provides for “Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of Birth” yet there is very little evidence of its application across the higher education sector. In fact, five research scholars at University of Hyderabad (UoH), …