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Roy-Navayana project: Brahminic violence on Dalit intellectual challenge

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  Yogesh Maitreya I did not read Arundhati Roy’s introduction to Navayana’s edition of Annihilation of Caste and I am sure I do not need to read it. However, I have read and re-read Annihilation of Caste. The text of AoC itself introduces the exploitative nature and nuances of Brahminic caste and of Brahmins in …

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Introducing Arundhati Roy and Friends

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  Karthik Navayan (On 9th March, 2014, Navayana had planned to launch its ‘annotated critical edition’ of Dr BR Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste with an introduction by Arundhati Roy, in Hyderabad city. The event was cancelled because of distribution issues according to the publisher. But the spin put on the cancellation, especially by the corporate …

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Arundhati Roy tilts towards Gandhi: Prof. K. Y. Ratnam

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  A report on the special discussion on ‘Politics of Publication and Introductory Paradoxes’ held on 28th March, 2014, in University of Hyderabad S Swaroop Sirapangi Dr B R Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA), University of Hyderabad organized a special discussion over Navayana’s latest volume, ‘Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition’, which also includes an …

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Stigmatizing Dalits, From the Wadas to the Web

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  Nilesh Kumar My father was fortunate that there was a Government press just next to his work place. Once a presswala got to know that my father is an ardent reader of Ambedkarite literature. He started delivering Ambedkarite literature to him. When we had all this voluminous literature available at home, my father insisted …

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Without Arundhati Roy and Gandhi, the book had its own value: Bojja Tharakam

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dalit Camera talked recently to veteran human rights activist Bojja Tharakam on the new edition of ‘Ännihilation of Caste’ introduced by Arundhati Roy. The text below is a transcript of the interview. BojjaTharakam, senior advocate in the AP High Court, was the founding president of Andhra Pradesh Dalit Maha …

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Arundhati Roy’s ‘Introduction’ to Ambedkar: Inside one Misogynistic & Xenophobic Dalit’s mind

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  Anoop Kumar I, Ravidas, proclaim all Vedas are worthless. ~ Sant Ravidas. Nishan Singh was a freedom fighter, a martyr who fought against the British to gain freedom for the country. A Rajput whose memory must be cherished, his life celebrated. Therefore we have statues, a memorial, a school and other government buildings named …