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1921, Mappila and the idea of a nation

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Bobby Kunhu Despite the extensive work by historians like K. N. Panikkar, the general consensus that the 1921 Malabar rebellion was a peasant rebellion and the fact that the Government of Kerala awards pension to those who participated in the rebellion and their spouses – there are strong attempts to portray the events of 1921 …

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Textures of being – The Mappila verses by Ajmal Khan

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Umar Nizar “Where do coconut trees go When their roots are declared illegal”. -Ajmal Khan, `Mappila Verses’ Poetry as a tool of resistance has been wielded by personas ranging from the Hebraic to the Hellenic, from Moses to Kabir. Poet, sociologist and educator, Ajmal Khan in his debut collection of verse, creates a poetic/proto history …

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Name, Persona and Identity

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  Ayushi Koul Abstract The question of identity and its relationship with the individual’s life in society have pertinent implications. Identity formation is the result of historical implication, societal politics and the individual discursivities associated with the question of identity. This ‘identification’ strain is underlined at all times of the society’s existence. It betrays its …

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Call for Papers: “Doing Ambedkarism Today: Issues of Caste, Gender and Community”

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  Call for papers for workshop on: “Doing Ambedkarism Today: Issues of Caste, Gender, and Community” Dates – 19th to 22nd February 2018 Deadline for Proposals – 31st December 2017 The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), is organizing a workshop on the above mentioned theme sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New …

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The Making of the Region: Perspectives from a Non-Savarna Newspaper (Part I)

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  P. Thirumal           Abstract This intervention concerns itself with elaborating the administrative category ‘region’. The federal units qualify as administrative regions of the Indian Union. This paper argues that in the initial decades after independence, region(s) tend to be reproduced and affirmed largely through region-state(s) or Indian State practices. Though the …

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Political Philosophy of B.R. Ambedkar: A Critical Understanding (Part 2)

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  Dr. P. Kesava Kumar Continued from here. Assessing the Political Thought of Ambedkar About Ambedkar there are diverse opinions. Upper caste nationalists has tried to brand him as a ‘British agent’. For instance, Arun Shourie, the Hindu nationalist and the “intellectual hero” of the upper castes at the time of the anti-Mandal agitation and …