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Literature of Black Panthers & Dalit Panther: A comparative study

  Kundan Kamble Introduction This paper undertakes a comparative study between the Black Power Movement in America and the Dalit Movement in India. The study between these two movements will show the similarities and differences between race in the American context and caste in the Indian context. To bring forward these features I have analyzed …

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‘Great boast, little roast’: DSE and Bahujan students

ritika and preeti koli

Preeti Koli and Ritika Koli Dr. B.R. Ambedkar said: “Turn in any direction you like, caste is the monster that crosses your path. You cannot have political reform; you cannot have economic reform unless you kill this monster.” (Ambedkar, 1936) Caste-based microaggressions are not new to any of the Bahujan students who manage to enter …

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Eklavya and Karna: An Understanding of Discrimination against Marginalised in Indian Education System

ritu

Ritu Mahabharata and Ramayana are considered as the biggest epics (Mahakavya) of India. These are back in popular discussion with the reruns of their TV serials on Doordarshan amid the Covid-19 crisis. Those who have access to television are watching the serials with great interest as shown by the rising TRPs of Doordarshan. Coming to …

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What is the significance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework in Indian Higher Education?

bharat rathod

 Bharat Rathod After Rohith Vemula’s Institutional murder in 2016, public protest and media discussion had created a political pressure on the Government of India to take institutional measures to prevent such type of incidents. Therefore, as a reactionary measure, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had announced that a new policy will be prepared …

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The Draft National Education Policy, 2019: Discrepancies between Philosophy and Content

Minal Sangole

  Minal Sangole Based on the reflections and discussions with colleagues in the field of education, I attempt to engage with the issues that have arisen after the MHRD sought feedback on its Draft Education Policy 2019.   I have included a number of points that I have heard being made that also resound with my …

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Our Father gave us the right to education which your forefathers denied us

manoj and reena

Manoj Meshram & Reena Dongre Songs have been a part of cultural existence not only for entertainment but also to express devotion to nature and gods and goddesses since time immemorial. Even as modern societies moved towards more influential media humans still find inspiration, motivation, entertainment and love through songs. Many songs, like the ones …

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They Ask Me, “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Shivani Waldekar

Shivani Waldekar Before starting to write my words I want to give one disclaimer here that whatever I am writing comes from my personal lived experience, so if anyone is hurt because of that, I apologise. If you are unable to digest the facts and thoughts I hereby state, please feel free to build your …

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Unravelling casteism in a Marxist town of West Bengal

balaka chattaraj

Balaka Chattaraj What comes to our mind when we hear the word caste? Well, the answer will be different for each person. But mostly if the person is from Kerala and West Bengal caste is so-called and it doesn’t exist. I grew up in the typical Bengali culture in a small town called Raniganj. In …