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Analyzing a Brahmin historian’s views on the origins of untouchability

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    Shubhi Often the theory of varnasankara or mixed castes and untouchability are discussed together in Indian academia mainly to rationalize the link between low occupational status of lower castes and untouchability. There is no obvious link between the two; for Ambedkar argued beef eating by the Buddhist broken men had resulted in the imposition …

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So you want to ally with the Dalit Rights Movement?

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  Shivani Waldekar On 25th May 2020, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man was murdered in police custody in Minneapolis, USA. A video showing a white police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was pinned to the floor went viral. Following this, large anti-racism protests took place with many white …

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माणूसपणाचे डोहाळे …..

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  सुजित निकाळजे (Sujit Nikalje) १ जानेवारी हा दिवस सर्वांच्या जीवनामध्ये नवीन वर्ष घेऊन येणारा दिवस, नवीन अशा, अपेक्षा, प्रेरणा, संकल्प यांच्या समवेत येणाऱ्या नवीन वर्षाचे स्वागत आणि गेलेल्या वर्षाला निरोप देत सर्वजण आनंद साजरा करतात. त्याच प्रमाणे महाराष्ट्रात डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकरांचे जन्मजात लाखो अनुयायी आणि त्यांच्या विचारांना व आचारांना आत्मसात करून अंगीकरणारे लाखो अनुयायी …

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Of Brahminism and Everyday Politics

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  Deepika Parya & Sahil Barhate The presence of caste discrimination in Indian Universities predates independence. The introduction of National Law Schools was necessitated by the dearth of competent legal professionals in the country. However, inaccessibility to these institutions is not only marked by the so-called ‘entrance tests’ but also the unjust structures that are …

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Fighting Caste through Film: Interview with Pratik Parmar & Somnath Waghmare

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  Vinay Shende Vinay: Jai Bhim friends. Welcome to Ambedkar Age*. In this episode, we shall discuss the issue of film-making. In recent times, we have seen a number of people making films on the issue of Caste, from a Dalit Bahujan perspective – be it Nagraj Manjule or Pa. Ranjith. In continuation of this …

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Crossing Caste Boundaries: Bahujan Representation in the Indian Women’s Cricket Team

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Sukanya Shantha Early this month, union minister Ramdas Athawale made a statement demanding 25 per cent1 reservation for the Dalit and Adivasi community in the Indian men’s cricket team. His demand, as expected, touched many raw nerves and anti-reservationists were prompt in their efforts to quell his proposition. They retorted with the usual “efficient versus …

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Ravidas, Thakur arrogance, and the Double Game

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  Mangesh Dahiwale Judging by the influence and popularity of Ravidas, he was perhaps India’s most influential saint-revolutionary. He stood for the annihilation of caste and his impact reached all over the Hindi belt. The geography he impacted was vast and the society he influenced was diverse and huge. He was the king among the …

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On Making a Documentary Film about Bhima Koregaon

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  Somnath Waghamare Dear friends, Jai Bhim. Finally, my documentary film on Bhima Koregaon has been completed with your kind support. In the last six months of my filmmaking journey, I have had a lot of good and bad experiences. A lot of friends on Facebook and elsewhere ask me one question: why am I …