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We the people: Dismantling Legitimacy of Coercive Power- Part 4

pranav

  Pranav Jeevan P “If a larger country oppresses a smaller country, I’ll stand with the smaller country. If the smaller country has majoritarian religion that oppresses minority religions, I’ll stand with minority religions. If the minority religion has caste and one caste oppresses another caste, I’ll stand with the caste being oppressed. In the …

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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 2

pranav

  Pranav Jeevan P Democracy is incomplete when it is not expanded to include economic, social and political realms in the world we live in. Economic democracy proposes to remove decision-making power from a few corporate shareholders and transfer that power to the workers, customers, suppliers,and the broader general public[1]. When a few capitalists control …

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Contagion and Constitution – Pandemic and Preamble

jas simran kehal may 2021

Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal The architect of our constitution felt that it is workable, flexible and strong enough to hold the country together both in peace and war time. If in recent times we have Covid-warriors and Covid war-rooms that means we are indeed at war. Let us analyze how our constitution has fared …

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Hi Goshta Tevhachi Ahe: This is a Story of those Times

disha shaikh

  Disha Shaikh On 15th of February, ‘Sarva Kahi Samashtisathi’ — a day-long literature festival commemorating the life and contribution of Marathi writer, poet and one of the founding members of ‘Dalit Panther’, Namdeo Dhasal — was organized at the JJ School of Arts in Mumbai. 15th February is the birth anniversary of Namdeo Dhasal. …

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Bahujans and Brahmins: Why their realities shall always collide, not converge

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  Kuffir My grandfather,The starvation deathWhich occurred during the drought when men were sold;My father,The migrant lifeWhich left home in search of work to pay off debt;I, in ragged shirt and shorts,The salute to the flag hoisted in school.*  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. It’s been over 25 years since …

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क्या भारत सभ्य है?

nature caste hindus

  संजय जोठे (Sanjay Jothe) सोशल साइंस की एक कांफ्रेंस के बाद एक स्विट्जरलैंड के प्रोफेसर मित्र से बात करने का मौका मिला। बैठक के दौरान हमारी बात हो रही थी अलग अलग देशों की समाज व्यवस्था पर, वे मध्यकालीन यूरोप के सामाजिक ताने बाने की बात बता रहे थे। सामाजिक मानवशास्त्र के विशेषज्ञ के …

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Dalit Capitalism and Dalits in Businesses: Learning from Facts and Black experiences

sankalp jayant

  Sankalp Jayant On December 29th, 2015, DICCI (Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), on its tenth anniversary, organised  ‘National Conference for SC/ST Entrepreneurs’ to boost entrepreneurship among young Dalits. Previously, DICCI had taken the initiative of setting up an Entrepreneur Incubation Centre and a Venture Capital fund to promote SC/ST entrepreneurs. Chandra Bhan Prasad, …

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On immanent tendencies of the Brahmin

motilal oswal

  Kuffir There have been lots of discussions in the recent past about the rising tendency among the Sanghis to use ‘science’ to justify totally absurd claims about India having invented planes, plastic surgery, cloning etc., thousands of years ago. Were they talking science really? Similarly, if the brahmin left keeps talking about Marxism, are …