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Hindu festivals and Buddhist converts


  Deekshit इसको भरनेवाले जन कोसर्वस्व-समर्पण करना है।अपना तन-मन-धन-जन-जीवनमाता को अर्पण करना है। (Those who fill this form, shall renounce everything; surrender their body, heart, mind, and life to the motherland.) पर यह साधारण पत्र नहीं,आज़ादी का परवाना है।इस पर तुमको अपने तन काकुछ उज्जवल रक्त गिराना है! (But understand, this is not an ordinary …


Why Ram Nath Kovind, and not L K Advani?


    Doleswar Bhoi Recently, the Indian National Congress and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated Meira Kumar and Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate of India respectively. Both Meira Kumar and Ram Nath Kovind belong to the Dalit Community. The Dalit community refers to the lower castes in the socio-economic, political and cultural discourses of …


दलितों बहुजनों का बौद्ध धर्म स्वीकार और हिन्दू शुभचिंतकों की षड्यंत्रकारी सलाह

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  संजय जोठे (Sanjay Jothe) सभी दलितों ओबीसी और आदिवासियों द्वारा बौद्ध धर्म अपनाने सलाह पर कई शुभचन्तकों की टिप्पणियाँ आतीं हैं जो बहुत कुछ सोचने को विवश करती हैं. ये मित्र बहुत सारे मुद्दों पर विचार करके कुछ लिखते हैं और उनका एकमात्र आग्रह यही होता है कि दलितों को हिन्दू धर्म नहीं छोड़ना …


The Long Exit: Conferences of the Depressed Classes During the 1930s

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  Gerard Baared [The long exit from Hinduism/Brahmanism for the ‘untouchables’ is naturally an ongoing movement, given the scale of the task, the multiple levels of responsibilities to understand, process and communicate people’s aspirations regarding their rights, and the complex logistic factors to be dealt with. The term exit predicates an imagined or real inclusion, …


Caste Attacks on Buddhists in Nashik

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  Amar Khade  On Sunday, 9th October 2016, rumour spread across social media like Whatsapp that a 14 year old Dalit boy molested a minor girl in Talegaon (Nashik district, Maharashtra). It was later reported by the guardian minister of Nashik, Girish Mahajan, that the medical authorities have reported that rape has not occurred, and …


The Apatheism of the Buddha and Babasaheb’s decision to convert to Buddhism

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  Suresh Ravichandran ~ According to this doctrine (Patit Samutpad – Dependent Origination), the question whether God exists or does not exist is not the main question. Nor is the question whether God created the universe the real question. The real question is how did the creator create the world. The justification for the belief …


Ambedkar was for ‘(Pra)Buddh Bharat’, not ‘Hindu Bharat’

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Ambedkar was for ‘(Pra)Buddh Bharat’, not ‘Hindu Bharat: What if all dalit-Bahujans of India embrace Buddhism! Sanjeev Kumar On 14th April, 2016, Rohith Vemula’s mother and brother embraced Buddhism. This of course is a major intervention in the ongoing dalit discourse on identity, nationalism, discrimination, caste and religion at large. To respond/appropriate this discourse, Ram Madhav …


Ambedkar’s Children and Conversion In the time of Ghar Wapsi

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  B. Prabakaran “A religion which does not recognize man as man is not religion but a disease” ~ Dr. Ambedkar. Gujarat government has retracted four lakh books on Ambedkar titled, Rashtriya Mahapursh Bharat Ratna Ambedkar, the standard title used by Hindu groups for Ambedkar, which was expected to be given out to school students across the …


Political Economy of Ghar Wapsi: A perspective from below

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  Nikhil Walde After its electoral victory, BJP’s entire politics revolves around the Hindu religion which has brought about a dismal political scenario in India. The state seems to be departing from constitutional democracy- from the modern function of a state to the traditional monocratic form of state. All this is quite evident, for instance, …