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Assertion

The Karnataka anti-cow slaughter bill is against the poor

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam “If India’s politicians had any connect with land and farming, they would understand the organic relationship farmers have with livestock, milk, manure and killing of cows. It is not a Hindu-Muslim issue as the government is trying to project. This is a farmer’s issue” ~ A farmer in Karnataka about the anti-cow slaughter …

Features

Open defecation, stunting, caste and lynching

sylvia Vidhan Soudha Case

  Dr. Sylvia Karpagam On the pretext of open defecation, two dalit children, Avinash and Roshni, age 10 and 12, were brutally murdered1 on the 25th of September 2019, in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, with the girl child being molested2 before being murdered. At the same time, the Prime minister of the country was receiving an …

Research

Exploring the Narrative History and Experiences of Meghwal Community: An Ethnographic Study

mayur helia

  Mayur Helia The Meghwal community has no written history as such. Everything is in the oral form. Through this research, I have understood that a major portion of their history is lost in this process of oral history. Also, there are multiple stories which have come up over a period of time. About the …

Features

Brahmins obstruct India’s development

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam The presence of brahmins as key decision makers in India has adversely affected our progress on many fronts. Their deep-rooted social, cultural and religious mindset often persists inspite of contrary scientific, social or humanitarian logic. If India really wants to and needs to progress at a pace that is appropriate and necessary, …

Assertion

Collector Murali’s ‘controversial’ speech on Brahmanism

AKUNURI MURALI

  Round Table India Akunuri Murali, District Collector of Bhupalpally in Telangana, echoed the views of a major section of the Bahujans when he critiqued the dietary practices imposed by Brahminical culture, at a public meeting organised on the occasion of World TB day in the district, saying they led to a deterioration in the …

Assertion

On the Beef Festival in Osmania

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes B. Sudarshan, one of the chief organisers of the recent ‘Peddakura Pandaga’, or Beef Festival, in Osmania University recently, speaks to Dalit Camera on the background of the event, and the need fororganising such an event, a couple of days before the festival. {youtube}2J4Tg8ksHTQ{/youtube} On December 10th, the whole …

Features

The Buddha Smiled: Lessons from Bihar’s Victory

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 N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned” ~ The Buddha In May 2014, the pervasive idea was that Moditva has triumphed and before long the Gujarat Model would usher in Ram …