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श्मशान और मंदिर इतना महत्वपूर्ण क्यों है??

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  Sanjay Jothe अक्सर ही ग्रामीण विकास के मुद्दों पर काम करते हुए गाँवों में लोगों से बात करता हूँ या ग्रामीणों के साथ कोई प्रोजेक्ट की प्लानिंग करता हूँ तो दो बातें हमेशा चौंकाती हैं। पहली बात ये कि ग्रामीण सवर्ण लोग मूलभूत सुविधाओं जैसे सड़क, बिजली, तालाब, स्कूल आदि बनवाने की बजाय मंदिर, …

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Maratha Kranti (Muk) Morcha: When will Maratha women cross the threshold?

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Sandhya Gawali Maratha Community has been organizing massive silent rallies (muk morcha) in various districts in a strong display of restlessness. The immediate reason behind the march is the brutal rape and murder of a teenager Maratha girl in kopardi, Ahmadnagar district, Maharashtra. The three suspects in this case belong to the Dalit community. Firstly, …

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Pandit Iyothee Thass and the Revival of Tamil Buddhism

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  Bala J We may say that great minds think alike when two scholars who lived in two different times and places reach a similar conclusion on the same problem. The traditionally educated nineteenth century Tamil scholar, Pandit Iyothee Thass as well as the twentieth century western educated intellectual from Maharashtra, Babasaheb Ambedkar, embraced Buddhism …

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Political Philosophy of B.R. Ambedkar: A Critical Understanding

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  Dr. P. Kesava Kumar (This is the first part of the paper first published in International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.1 No.2. Pp.193-210, 2008, Pondicherry University, Puducherry) Abstract The political philosophy of Ambedkar may help in renegotiating the crisis of western political theory in particular and leading the struggles of the masses in general. …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 10

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 10: Transformations in the Colonial Period Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 10 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ Caste and Religion With the onset of British …

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Caste And Hinduism

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Gail Omvedt (Written in November 2003) M V Nadkarni’s recent article “Is Caste System Intrinsic to Hinduism?: Demolishing a Myth”, (EPW, November 8, 2003) comes as a follow-up to his earlier article “Ethics and Relevance of Conversions: A Critical Assessment of Religious and Social Dimensions in a Gandhian Perspective” (Januay 18). Both articles show the fundamental stamp of Hindutva ideology, …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4: Early Anti-Aryan Movements in India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand, for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 4 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India‘)] ~ It is a law of nature …