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Conceiving a New Public: Ambedkar on Universities

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Asha Singh & Nidhin Donald Dr. B.R. Ambedkar conceptualizes education as a ‘vital need’ which helps us fight notions of ‘inescapable fate’ or ‘ascriptions of caste or religion’. He counted education as a socially inherited value which defines one’s access to power. Education was always a keyword, an indicator which he applied on issues of …


Assam Assembly Elections: The Hills Do Not Speak

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Rakhee Naiding “Lama hemhishining jaya, lama slamma bo nangdu”(It is not enough we tread the path, we have to create them too)- A Dimasa saying Recently the Assam Assembly elections concluded, and the results were evidently a shock to many, especially after the anti CAA upheaval. All the same, people seem to have quickly accepted …


Draft National Education Policy 2019 deserves to be rejected outright

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Shikshan Sangharsh Samanwaya Samiti(A Co-ordination Committee on Draft NEP 2019)Contact Info.: Address- c/o Harishchandra Sukhdeve, C-4, Mulik Complex,Somalwada, Wardha Road, Nagpur – 440 025Email: (Letter to HRD Minister and all MPs) Nagpur, 5 September, 2019 Hon’ble Member of Parliament, New Delhi Respected Madam / Sir, Subject: Draft National Education Policy 2019  deserves to be …


Separate Panchayats for Dalits shall ensure security and development: Sivakami

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  This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai’, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality’. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil …