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Why did Dr Ambedkar choose Buddhism?

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Kamna Sagar To answer this question, in this article I will expound on B. R. Ambedkar’s (1891-1956) early life and social and political exercises, including his adolescence and schooling, reasons for his battle for equivalent rights, his involvement in legislative issues, his support for the privileges of the unapproachable individuals, actually majority rules system for …

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Social Distancing and the Contours of Caste

Nisha Dedhwal

Nisha Dedhwal The term ‘Social Distancing’ held/holds/shall hold different meanings in the Indian past, present and future. The term being social in nature holds the potential to be approached distinctly by people belonging to different socio-economic-caste-gender-cultural backgrounds. Messages from different brands, celebrities endorsing ‘Social Distancing’ are being widely shared as part of an awareness campaign …

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In Daaravtha, caste doesn’t just stay in the background

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  It has been raining awards and honours for young filmmaker Nishant Roy Bombarde‘s debut film ‘Daaravtha’: the ‘Best Debut Film of a Director’ at the 63rd National Film Awards, ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), ‘Best Short’ film at the New York Indian Film Festival, ‘Best Narrative Short’ …

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Art for Social Justice

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  Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar [Recently, the painting exhibition of Dalit artist/painter Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar was held in February 2016 at the ‘International Conference on Voices of the Oppressed and the Marginalised’ in Mehsana, Gujarat. It was organised by the Social Justice Department, Government of Gujarat, and ICSSR, New Delhi. The title of his …