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Mahad: The March That’s Launched Every Day – Order Now!

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  The Shared Mirror Publishing House Our new book, Mahad: The March That’s Launched Every Day, from the pioneering human rights activist, Dalit thinker and Ambedkarite leader, Bojja Tharakam (1939-2016), is ready to be ordered. Mahad and the erasure of real history How did mainstream Indian history miss such a watershed event that subterraneously set the …

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On Bojja Tharakam’s “Mahad: The March That Is Launched Every Day”

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  Mangesh Dahiwale As Babasaheb Ambedkar remarked once, and I am going to paraphrase, India is united in terms of castes. Caste is the unwritten law that is practiced throughout India. That is why the rebellion against caste must take place wherever it exists. Many people responded to the caste based discrimination throughout India. They …

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Bojja Tharakam: The Dalit Leader

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  Prof. P. Kesava Kumar Bojja Tharakam (1939-2016), a Dalit leader of high eminence, passed away on 17th September 2016. He was a well-known Dalit leader with multiple facets to his personality. He left his mark on most of the democratic struggles of Telugu society in post independence India. He was a people’s leader, civil …

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Bojja Tharakam (1939-2016): ‘I think of myself as both an Ambedkarite and a Marxist’

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  We thank Prof K. Satyanarayana for sharing this note with Round Table India.  [Senior Advocate, Poet, Writer, Activist and Public intellectual Shri Bojja Tharakam (77) passed away last night (September 16th) around 10.45 pm in his flat in Ashok Nagar, Hyderabad. He has been under treatment for brain tumour for the last two years. …

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Rest in power, Bojja Tharakam Sir!

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  Karthik Navayan Bojja Tharakam (1939-2016). From Radical Students Union (RSU), Scheduled Castes Federation (SCF), Scheduled Castes Students’ Federation (SCSF), Ambedkar Yuvajana Sangham (AYS), Rythu Coolie Sangham (RCS – Farm Workers’ Union of which he was an advisor), Republican Party of India to Andhra Pradesh Dalita Mahasabha. From a student leader organising a month long …

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Roy-Navayana project: The critique so far

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  We have put together, for our readers’ convenience, this compilation of all the articles which have appeared on Round Table India so far (some more are yet to be published) on the Roy-Navayana project of appropriation of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste. The articles have been listed in chronological order, with short excerpts from each article. …

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“Dalits have been waiting for 200 years for justice, another 20 years won’t matter”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Today, August 6th, marks the 23rd anniversary of Tsunduru massacre of Dalits in Andhra Pradesh. When the case finally reached the Andhra Pradesh High Court, all the accused (including those who had been convicted by the lower court) were acquitted on April 22, 2014. Several Dalit and human rights …

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‘The whole system is in their hands, including the judicial system’: Bojja Tharakam

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dalit Camera spoke to veteran human rights lawyer Bojja Tharakam after the acquittal of all the accused in the Tsunduru massacre case in the Andhra Pradesh High Court on April 22, 2014. Very recently Bojja Tharakam, who is the Special Public Prosecutor in the case, had openly expressed lack …

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‘The Doctor and The Saint’ should be detached from ‘Annihilation of Caste’

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  [Via Karthik Navayan] The event Democratic Debate on Appropriation of Ambedkar’s Writings was held on 10th April 2014, in Hyderabad. It was addressed by Dalit Bahujan intellectuals, Bojja Tharakam, Professor Kancha Ilaiah, U Sambashiva Rao, Joopaka Subhadra, Gogu Shyamala and other participants who discussed thoroughly the content, and also the intentions of the publisher …