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Behenji: The inevitable leader of 2019 elections?

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  Amit Kumar In 2007, in one of his articles, the prominent sociologist Dipankar Gupta compared Mayawati with Mao Zedong, the founding father of people’s Republic of China, for being a great strategist. As we enter into one of the most crucial elections that will shape the future politics of this country, we must realize …

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Relevance of Manyawar Kanshi Ram’s Politics in Contemporary India

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Amit Kumar In post-independence India, there are many names that have made a deep imprint on Indian politics. Kanshi Ram Saheb is one of the tallest figures who not only changed the political vocabulary but became the voice of that groups which have been neglected historically for a long time. In a true sense, he …

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‘I would differentiate between the Bahujan movement and Bahujan politics’: Prof Vivek Kumar

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  Round Table India Continued from here. This is the second part of the transcription of Round Table India’s interaction with Prof Vivek Kumar, Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, for the Ambedkar Age series of films. In the interview, Prof Vivek Kumar …

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UP: Sangh Parivar’s Caste Engineering & the disappearance of liberal Hindutva block

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KK Baburaj  “Democracy is a process of becoming. It’s a promise. It’s in the name of that promise that we are able to question and criticize the existing form of democracy.”~ Derrida “Dalit-backward-minority unity” and “Political Power to Bahujan Samaj” were some of the slogans raised by Ambedkarite organisations during the Mandal-Masjid period. There were …

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आज़ाद भारत में डॉ. अंबेडकर का विस्तार – साहेब कांशी राम

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साहेब कांशी राम के जीवन पर एक संक्षिप्त रेखाचित्र Satvendar Madara (सतविंदर मदारा) भारत में बहुजन इंक़लाब लाने वाले साहब कांशी राम का जन्म 15 मार्च 1934 को उनके नैनिहाल गाँव पिरथी पुर बुंगा साहिब, जिला रोपड़, पंजाब में हुआ था, उनका अपना पैतृक गाँव खुआसपुर, जिला रोपड़ (अब रूपनगर), पंजाब था। उनके पिता का …

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In defense of Mayawati

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  Swapnil Dhanraj The Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Mayawati, is not an ordinary woman. She has successfully shouldered her responsibilities of representing the Bahujan Samaj throughout her political career in various ways. The charismatic personality which the BSP chief carries today is not a result of any “media publicity” or false propaganda of serving the …

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Rohith’s family meets BSP Supremo Mayawati

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  Atul Anand  New Delhi. On Monday, February 29, the National President of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Member of Parliament and ex-Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati had a meeting with the grieving family of the scholar Rohith Vemula. A press release in Hindi was issued in this regard by the Central Office of BSP, New Delhi. …

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In Savitribai’s name: Dalit-Bahujan struggle for renaming Pune University

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  Upendra Sonpimple Pune University made a major headway for Dalit Bahujan politics through its association with the name of Savitribai Phule – a symbol and source of inspiration for many Dalit-Bahujans in Maharashtra. Renaming universities in the name of social revolutionaries has been an ongoing phenomenon, though not without struggle. It was in 1994 …

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On Political Reservations for the Scheduled Castes: Reserved but Unequal?

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Hugo Gorringe & Suryakant Waghmore In a recent interview with The Hindu1, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar suggested the abolition of political reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) “as the people have started voting for Dalit candidates in elections without any bias”‘ (The Hindu, 9 Oct 2014). In this, and other aspects of the …