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Violence of Brahminism Against Dalits

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  Jadumani Mahanand The current scenario of Indian society is deeply volatile and violent, instigating gruesome and brutal attacks on Dalits and Muslims. Any concerned citizen will feel anger and frustration, reading everyday about the violence, rape and killings of minorities such as Dalits and Muslims. No method has been left unused, to theorize or …

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Rohith Vemula’s Institutional Homicide: Systemic Brahmanical Ramifications in Indian Academia

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Arpana Ingle The adjectives seem to be ceaseless when it comes to describing Rohith Vemula, a young Ambedkarite, politically vibrant, intellectual, bright, brave, courageous, student leader, activist fighting against injustice. Ambedkar had strongly asserted that ‘the village is nothing but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism.’ These words of Ambedkar …

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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 …

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Revealing the ‘Male Teacher Authority Figure’

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  Nidhin Shobhana  ‘Every Image embodies a way of seeing’ – John Berger. He enters the giant classroom in his crisp white short kurta, he walks with an ease which inspires pensive and fearful silence; he is fair-skinned, well-fed and tall, and he speaks clearly with authority. One of the most powerful images of our …

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The Cartoon, the Classroom and the Idea of India

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  Dr. N. Sukumar The cartoon controversy has exposed the deeply divided faultlines in the sarkari academia which has gone into a damage control mode. A brief glance through all the news (both electronic and print), blogs, facebook chatter etc reveal the deep anguish at the frittering away of “academic freedom”. One appreciates the immense …