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Sub-Castes within the SC/ST

dr. k. jamanadas

  Dr. K. Jamanadas (First published in Dalit Voice in March 2000) This has reference to the article on rivalry of subcastes Madigas and Malas among the SCs, and a frank debate welcomed by our editor (Dalit Voice, vol.15, no.21).  Our editor has welcomed the rivalry among the subcastes in these words: “There is nothing …

Dr. Ambedkar

About Baba Saheb

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Pardeep Attri Ambedkar was born in a caste which was considered as the lowest of the low. People said that it was a sin it they offered him water to drink, and that if he sat in a cart it would become unclean. But this very man framed the Constitution for the country. His entire …


Kanshi Ram: Champion of the poor

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  Kanshi Ram will be remembered as someone who almost completely changed the rules of Indian politics over the last two decades. Few political analysts would disagree that his unique brand of social engineering and organisational skills succeeded in uniting India’s low caste Dalit community into a formidable political force in several states.  


A Noun, Not A Verb

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  Oliver Mendelsohn Could Kanshi Ram in ’84 have imagined the BSP of ’09? Formative years: A young Mayawati at the mike; Kanshi Ram is second from left In 1984, Kanshi Ram founded the Bahujan Samaj Party, just in time for his young colleague Mayawati to stand for a parliamentary seat in a byelection the …