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Crossroads of Covid: Time for Theological Transition

dr anuradha bele and dr jas simran kehal

  Dr Anuradha Bele & Dr Jas Simran Kehal Reading about Mahavir and Buddha with my son in his class VI ICSE history textbook took us back to the 6th century BC. The chapter explained state of affairs that led to rise of a new religious revolution. The causes enumerated in the textbook forced me …

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Kashi-Mathura Baki Hai: A Glimpse of Hindu Nationalism in Ayodhya

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  Ratnesh Katulkar The decade of 90s had witnessed two landmark political movements, Mandal and Kamandal. The Mandal movement was based on social justice while the Ram Mandir roused majoritarian emotions of religious injustice. The supporters of Ram Temple agitation, despite their rightwing religious coating, have seemed to put forth one logical argument. They used …

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Dalit Women in Higher Education in Odisha

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  Saraswati Suna “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Education is a path for equal opportunity and ensures possibilities for individual growth, social mobilities and economic empowerment to the oppressed, Dalit and marginalized communities. However, education throughout Indian history has only …

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Babasaheb – Crusader for Social Justice and Father of the Oppressed

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Nikhil SanjayRekha Adsule (Speech delivered by Nikhil Sanjay-Rekha Adsule in Kathmandu, Nepal at the 8th Asian Pro Bono Conference as an introduction to his paper on ‘Dr.Ambedkar and his pro bono services in Access to Justice and reclaiming Humanity along with a presentation on India’s Social Structure i.e Caste system and its modus-operandi’) Good morning …

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Relevance of Manyawar Kanshi Ram’s Politics in Contemporary India

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Amit Kumar In post-independence India, there are many names that have made a deep imprint on Indian politics. Kanshi Ram Saheb is one of the tallest figures who not only changed the political vocabulary but became the voice of that groups which have been neglected historically for a long time. In a true sense, he …

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Buddha Opposed War

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  Jitendra Suna Buddha opposed war, therefore he was exiled as a punishment; the narrative that he left home for enlightenment is a myth While speaking on a Buddha Jayanti in New Delhi on 30th April 2018, Narendra Modi has said:  जिबित बो है जो ध्वंस और हिंसा और घृणा से अपने बिरोधी पर हमला …

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Women in Phule-Ambedkarite Ideology and its Relevance to Contemporary India

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  Hemangi Kadlak  This is a transcript of speech given at Bangalore. Today, I am going to talk about ‘Women in Phule-Ambedkarite ideology and its relevance to contemporary India’, from Buddha to Babasaheb and after. As male and female are biologically different and they are complementary to each other, both are very important for reproducing …