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Pandit Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade: A Case Study in Brahminism


  Dhurwa R. Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade is one of the best examples of how brahminical powerplay makes a farce out of the most hard fought battles put up by Dalits, and does that rather patronizingly. Before I even watched the film, the title itself (and the media hype with one of its first …


Manchester Launch of Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr. Ambedkar’s Writings

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  Manchester Launch of Hatred in the Belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr. Ambedkar’s writings by Ambedkar Age Collective When: 6 – 8pm, 6th October 2016 Where: Samuel Alexander A201, The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester Talks, Readings and Discussion Chair: Rubina Jasani Speakers: Anu Ramdas, Kuffir Nalgundwar, Gaurav Somwanshi, Sruthi Herbert, Sridhar Gowda, …


London launch of Hatred in the belly

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  [Via Murali Shanmugavelan] We invite you to the London launch of ‘Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation Dr Ambedkar’s writings‘ by the Ambedkar Age Collective on 6th June, 2016, at SOAS, University of London, Russell Square campus. The book is the powerful response by a number of Dalit-Bahujan writers to Arundhati Roy’s ‘much-needed-introduction’ …


Why all social movements today need Ambedkar, not Gandhi or Arundhati Roy

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   Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Veteran political activist U. Sambashiva Rao was one of the key speakers at the ‘Democratic Debate on Appropriation of Ambedkar’s Writings’ held on April 10, 2014, in Hyderabad. He is the Chairman of the BC Mahajana Sangham and has played an active part in many people’s movements – starting …


The collective dilemma of the left, right and centre: What to do with Ambedkar?

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  Anoop Kumar (His speech at the ‘The Colonization of Ambedkar: Caste Politics behind Roy-Navayana’s Appropriation of Annihilation of Caste ~ A Discussion‘ held on 21st December, 2014, at University of Mumbai) My name is Anoop and I am not an academician or a very accomplished speaker so please excuse me if I am not …