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The Savarna Bhaskar politics

deepali salve

    Deepali Salve We recently saw Swara Bhaskar’s public display of ‘grihapravesh’ rituals following the norms and traditions of Hinduism. They were presided upon by a Brahmin priest, upholding the systematic exploitation of caste, class and gender.   There is nothing wrong with this religious display – it has been kept alive for the …

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So you want to ally with the Dalit Rights Movement?

Shivani Waldekar

  Shivani Waldekar On 25th May 2020, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man was murdered in police custody in Minneapolis, USA. A video showing a white police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was pinned to the floor went viral. Following this, large anti-racism protests took place with many white …

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The power and the danger of personal stories

anand silodia

Anand Silodia Babasaheb said, “Ours is a battle, not for wealth or power. It is a battle for freedom. It is a battle for the reclamation of the human personality.” What does it mean, the reclamation of human personality? You reclaim something that you have lost. How does one lose one’s human personality? The caste …

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How can Babasaheb Ambedkar and Vivekanand go together?

Harish Parihar2

  Harish Parihar Transcript of his speech on 14th of April, 2017 at IIT, Roorkee, on the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar   Most of the aspects like economics, women empowerment, anthropology have already been spoken of by now. Coming to some different aspect I would like to say that Babasaheb was a great journalist. …

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Saffronisation of Ambedkar and the need for resistance

tejaswini tabhane

  Tejaswini Tabhane When Ambedkar asked us to ‘fight against Hindu Raj’ he was not aware that one day the same propagandists of Hindu Raj will start (mis)appropriating his ideals. The fashion of saffronising Ambedkar has gained a new pace ever since the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power in 2014. …