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The Murder of Dalit-Bahujan King Mahabali and the Myth of Onam

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James Michael (For Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes) Onam is the only national festival of Kerala that has assumed a universal secular character. Other popular festivals like Christmas or Bakrid are closely identified with particular religions like Christianity and Islam. Although many Keralities participate in non-Hindu festivals, Onam assumes its certain universality in terms of …

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Will Sikh Leaders install Hindu Gods in the Golden Temple?

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Pardeep Attri The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history, Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will …

Research

Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3: The Impact of the Aryan Invasion of India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) (Part 3 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)) ~ [Translator’s Note: This …

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‘A Rebel and a Revolutionary’

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  (The following is the text of a speech on Babasaheb Ambedkar delivered by the former President K.R. Narayanan at the Babasaheb Ambedkar Institute of Research and Training, Bombay in 1979) I am happy and honoured to be here on the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Babasaheb Ambedkar was one of the …

Thought

Institutions and Economic Development

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Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar In the post colonial countries, suffering from pauperized agriculture on the one hand; and, virtual deindustrialization on the other, achieving faster rates of economic growth was naturally a preeminent objective of economic policy. For without substantially increasing, on a sustained basis, the volume of production of agricultural and industrial goods and, making …

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Why We Oppose Arvind Kejriwal & Anna Hazare

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Why We Oppose Arvind Kejriwal (Anna Hazare) in JNU –Students Against Anna Team [A few days ago, Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Jan Lokpal movement and also a mentor of some anti-reservation outfits, faced some tough questions from students at JNU when he tried to address a gathering there. As expected, none of the mainstream …

Thought

On Inclusiveness: Challenges of Inclusive Society, Economy and Polity in India

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Sukhadeo Thorat (M.N. Roy Memorial Lecture, March 24, 2012) I feel honored to have been invited to deliver the 2012, M.N. Roy Memorial lecture by the Indian Renaissance Institute and Indian Radical Humanist Association. M.N Roy was a great visionary, thinker and a visionary with a particular vision for India. Everybody knows about his contribution …