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Bhima Koregaon: The battle between writer and director

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  Rahul Pagare Bhima Koregaon is an epitome of glory, bravery, and courage that our ancestors gifted us by sacrificing their lives. The freedom which we got in 1818 is more significant than any other kind of independence. This freedom gave birth to the revolutionary Mahatma Phule, the super courageous Shahu Maharaj, and the nation …

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Statement in support of twelve Bhima Koregaon activists

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  We the undersigned twenty two organizations strongly condemn the shameful imprisonment of public intellectuals and social justice defenders, Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Mr. Gautam Navalakha, who’ve been in custody since April 14, 2020. Dr. Teltumbde & Mr. Nalvlakha join nine others – journalists, lawyers, writers, academics & organizers- Surendra Gadling, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, …

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A film that celebrates the memory of Bhima Koregoan

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In January of 2017, at the screening of my film Bommalollu – The Puppeteers in Bangalore, Karthik Navayan, who then worked at Amnesty, introduced me to a young man as an apprentice at his organisation. He said he was interested in filmmaking and was enthusiastically happy about meeting me and another friend …

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Bhima Koregaon: Commemoration as an Alternative Narrative for the Dalits

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Nandhana Prem As a girl of 12 years, I came across Kancha Ilaiah’s book “Why I am not a Hindu?” for the first time. Stepping away from the fictions of that time, I took interest in works like “Karukku” by Bama, “Mother Forest” by C. K. Janu and most important politically, “Annihilation of Caste” by …

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Immediate and Complete Withdrawal of all Charges against Dr. Anand Teltumbde

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We the undersigned demand the immediate withdrawal of the fabricated charges by the Pune police against Dr. Anand Teltumbde, Senior Professor and Chair, Big Data Analytics at the Goa Institute of Management. Dr. Teltumbde is one of India’s leading contemporary public intellectuals and an internationally known scholar. He is the longest standing columnist at the Economic and Political Weekly …

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Bhima Koregaon: Justice for victims of casteist attack

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Akash Sable     Summary: Bhima Koregaon is a historical site, it has witnessed nearly 200 years ago in 1818 on the very first day of the year, a huge Peshwa force defeated by a small troop of British army constituting of a majority of soldiers from the Mahar community. This history has been memorialized through …

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Battleground 2019: The Hindutva State and Bhima Koregaon

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Dr. N. Sukumar A nondescript panchayat village and census town under the administrative jurisdiction of Pune in Maharashtra has unexpectedly turned into the Ground Zero for the ballot battle of 2019. On January 1st 1818, in the village of Koregaon, the army of Peshwa Baji Rao was defeated by the British forces which also comprised …

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Need of an organization like NAACP for Dalits of India

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  Dipankar Kamble NAACP stands for National Association for Advancement of Coloured People. It is one of the oldest and most widely recognized civil rights organization founded in the year 1909 by one of a great civil rights leaders, W. E. B. Du Bois. In the year 1908, deadly race riots caused great distress in …