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Sunflower giving Mother

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“If there was no night, women would not even have a chance to rest” – Smt. Kusum Nigam Dhamma Darshan Nigam Our mother once said that “अगर रात नहीं होती तो महिलाओं को आराम करने का मौक़ा भी नहीं मिलता” (If there was no night, women would not even have a chance to rest). One …

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Black Independence Day

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  Raja Dhale (In an interview first published in the Marathi journal Khel, Raja Dhale (1940-2019) recounted the history behind his surname ‘Dhale’: soldiers that were historically the standard bearers and advance guards at forts. True to this personal history, Raja Dhale stood at the vanguard of the Dalit consciousness and articulation in Maharashtra in …

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Vipassana, path to salvation?

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Nikhil SanjayRekha Adsule There has been a great hustle and bustle owing to the technique of “Vipassana”  which is in full vigour since 1972 in India. One Satyanarayan Goenka is proclaimed to have reintroduced it again in the land where Buddhism originated and thus unveiling a new revolution. The prevalence of Vipassana is garnering a …

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Why Being Critical Towards Holy Scriptures or Religious Beliefs Is Important?

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  Abhishek Bhagat  Religion is a core part of human life. It is belief system which governs human behavior. There are many religions like Christianity, Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism, etc. Many principles are common among them but there are fundamental philosophical differences too. The common bit certainly consists of different religionists’ insistence on …

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Wherever Caste exists in the World, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable

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  Dr Manisha Bangar NVP BAMCEF In India, and wherever in the world Caste exists, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable. Starting from the happenings in Hyderabad Central University in August 2015 when the students of ASA were ostracized, more so from the time of the Institutional murder of Rohith Vemula in January 2016, from …

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What’s in a Name? Buddhist, Mahar, or Dalit

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  Emma Leiken An excerpt from “The New-Epoch Builders: Buddhist Identities and the Reclamation of Personhood in the Ambedkar Conversion Movement.” Contextualizing article: I am submitting an excerpt (or chapter) from my senior thesis to be published in Round Table India. The full thesis is entitled, “The New-Epoch Builders: Buddhist Identities and the Reclamation of …