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Forging the New Indian ‘Genius’: the RSS roadmap

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  N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity ~  B.R. Ambedkar The RSS-BJP combine has fine tuned its political strategy and chameleon like forge their words to suit different occasions. Apparently the conductor of the grand orchestra is located in Nagpur. In his public utterances, PM Modi …

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Critical Analysis of Indian Historians’ Writings on Buddhism – Part 2

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  Ratnesh Katulkar Continued from here. It was during the Mauryan period, particularly at the time of Asoka, that India reached its zenith. There was an advanced stage of development in the field of architecture (which is visible in the remains of the Asokan inscriptions), science and technology, literature, administration and above all the emergence …

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Caste Atrocities and Government Accountability

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  S Kumar  Rohith Chakravarti Vemula (30 January 1989 – 18 January 2016) was a PhD student at the Central University of Hyderabad and his suicide on 18 Jan 2016 sparked an outrage throughout India, highlighting the cases of systemic discrimination in educational campuses across India. Many cases of caste atrocities have been reported recently. …

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Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …

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When Rohith Vemula Meets Jignesh Mevani: Towards a Radical Democratic Imaginary

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  K K Baburaj ‘Live dangerously’, told Nietzsche, one of the great counter-thinkers in the history of modern philosophy. KK Kochu, a well known Dalit writer and political activist from Kerala, in his collection of articles titled ‘Revolution and Culture’ published in the eighties, attempted to rewrite the slogan of Nietzsche as ‘act dangerously’. Such …

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Some Innocent Questions for Maratha Brothers and Sisters

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  Pruthviraj Rama Gorakh On the 13th of July, an incident of brutal rape and murder took place in Kopardi village of Ahmadnagar district in Maharashtra, and shook up the state socio-politically. A 15-year-old girl had been raped and murdered by three men from the same locality. The act was a height of perversion in …

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Forget the Raj. Who’ll say sorry for millennia of abuse of dalits?

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  Surendra Kumar With his rousing speech at Oxford Union, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has silenced his detractors. Ironically, his own party seeks his silence. Obviously, they don’t take his gift of gab and exceptional oratorical skills seriously. What a pity. What a huge difference a single speech can make! Shashi Tharoor’s 15-minute stirring intervention …

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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 …