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

chanchal kumar

  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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The OBC case of ‘House Negro’ and ‘Field Negro’

anand kshirsagar

  Anand Kshirsagar There was a time in the American antebellum South like Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, and South Carolina where economic, social, political, cultural, and religious relations of the American society were established on the bloody foundations of slavery of blacks. These black slaves were brought bounded in chains from the West Coast of …

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Election of Kamala Harris: Is America half a century behind South Asia?

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  Prof Vivek Kumar On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris created a history of sorts by taking oath as America’s first female Vice President. She is the first woman of South Asian and Afro-American descent who has received such an honor. This may be a historic moment for Americans. However, if we analyze this history …

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Why desi celebs or even savarna intellectuals will never say “Dalit lives matter”

anurag minus verma

  Or why Dalits need to seize pop culture! Anurag Minus Verma American cities are exploding. For long they have tried to subdue it, but now the frustration and anger has reached the tipping point, and is oozing out on the street. The death of a black man, George Floyd, last week in Minneapolis set …

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Corona Virus, Science and Buddha

harishchandra sukhdeve

Harishchandra Sukhdeve The world is at a standstill for almost more than three months now. And, nobody knows when the wheels of the economy will start turning again. Unprecedented. It had never happened before: all continents being shut down for human movement. Human beings are in self imposed cages to save themselves from the tiny …

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In Defense of Dr. Devyani Khobragade

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  Shraddha On this forum, we raise various issues related to women from marginalized communities, and we routinely tackle the dominant stereotypes of women from marginalized communities. In the present controversy we are conscious of this very process of “stereotype-breaking” by the women from marginalized communities being turned on them. We can see how the …