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We and our Nationhood Ill-defined: Let’s Redefine & Reclaim it

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  Amit Kumar On the morning of 8th July 2020, the nation woke up to the news of vandalism[1] on Rajgruha, the residence of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in Mumbai. Like most of the news related to him, this story may also have been shoved under the carpet as a city crime, merely. However, there is …

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Schrödinger’s cat in Supreme Court of India

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Amit Kumar (This article was written on 13th January, 2018 in the wake of the press conference by four Supreme Court judges. Author feels that it has relevance now in the context of recent actions and inactions of the Supreme Court.) The four Senior Judges of Supreme Court of India, the so-called guardian of the …

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Behenji: The inevitable leader of 2019 elections?

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  Amit Kumar In 2007, in one of his articles, the prominent sociologist Dipankar Gupta compared Mayawati with Mao Zedong, the founding father of people’s Republic of China, for being a great strategist. As we enter into one of the most crucial elections that will shape the future politics of this country, we must realize …

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Relevance of Manyawar Kanshi Ram’s Politics in Contemporary India

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Amit Kumar In post-independence India, there are many names that have made a deep imprint on Indian politics. Kanshi Ram Saheb is one of the tallest figures who not only changed the political vocabulary but became the voice of that groups which have been neglected historically for a long time. In a true sense, he …

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From Stigma to Assertion: BAPSA in JNU campus

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  Amit Kumar As an active member of BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association), I had contested twice for the post of councilor from the S.I.S (School of International Studies), JNU. It left a deep imprint on my mind and this experience has really helped me in evolving my personality. Cutting the stigma, coming to …

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Koregaon, Ambedkar and the Grammar of Anarchy

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  Amit Kumar Indian TV news media fully drenched with orgasmic nationalism seems hell bent on demonizing the alleged rioters in the form of large crowds who call themselves Amedkarites, the followers of Ambedkar, on the roads of various cities in Maharashtra especially Mumbai. The genuine question is: “Are the followers of Ambedkar following Ambedkar?” …