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Understanding Cultural and Social Capital of Savarnas

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Pranav Jeevan P Why is the assertion of Bahujans branded as identity politics based on caste, but the savarna assertions are termed as “culture”, “tradition” and “merit”? The dominance of rituals and performance of savarna hegemony is the sign of cultural penetration of caste hierarchies in all sections of society. It is the institutions which …

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Let’s move on from this simplistic debate of nepotism in Bollywood

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Anurag Minus Verma For the last few weeks, nepotism and insider/outsider has become the trending topic. As an outsider who is working in the Mumbai industry for more than 5 years, I would like to add that the debate of nepotism is a simplistic debate. There are much deeper issues which are plaguing the industry …

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ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಶ್ರೀ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರುಗಳ ಬದುಕು ಮತ್ತು ಸೋಶಿಯಲ್ ಫಿಲಾಸಫಿ

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  ಹರ್ಷಕುಮಾರ್ ಕುಗ್ ಭರತ ಖಂಡವು ಕಂಡ ಮಹಾನ್ ದಾರ್ಶನಿಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರುಗಳ ಜಯಂತಿಯನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರವು ಆಚರಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ಸಂತೋಷದ ಸಂಗತಿ. ಈ ಮಹಾನ್ ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಚಿಂತಕ, ಸಮಾಜ ಸುಧಾರಕರಿಗೆ ಖಂಡಿತವಾಗಿಯೂ ಇದು ಗೌರವ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುವ ಕೆಲಸ. ಆದರೆ ದುರದೃಷ್ಟವಶಾತ್ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಹೇಗಾಗಿದೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳು ಜಯಂತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸುವುದು ಎಂದರೆ ಆಯಾ ಮಹಾನ್ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ಜಾತಿಗಳನ್ನು ತುಷ್ಟೀಕರಣ ಮಾಡಲು ಮಾತ್ರ ಎಂಬಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಬಸವ ಜಯಂತಿ ಲಿಂಗಾಯತರಿಗೆ, ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿ ಜಯಂತಿ ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿ ನಾಯಕರಿಗೆ, ಕನಕ …

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Celebrating Ambedkar, Challenging Hegemony

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  Rahul Sonpimple Abstract This article aims to understand the recent ‘celebration of Ambedkar’ by the ruling party and other political parties. The article argues that the celebration of Ambedkar by the BJP and RSS is more than an unsuccessful attempt at appropriation, rather it is a socio-political compulsion brought upon by the Dalit-Bahujan struggle …

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Merit hona mangta: An essay on the FTII strike

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  Nidhin Shobhana This essay is a response to the on-going strike in FTII against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the Chairman of the said Institute. I would contextualize the strike on a larger canvas called Brahmanism (not read as Hindutva1). In the essay I would make a modest effort to understand the term …

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The Brahmean Machine: Distorting Revolt into Surrender

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  Shakyamuni Chandal A veritable danger lurks over the whole corpus of knowledge and practices developed as a result of Dalit existence, assertion and its resistance to Brahminism; in short, the entire Dalit episteme: from the teachings of Buddha, Ajiwakas, Siddhas, Naths, Bauls, south Indian revolutionaries like Akkamahadevi, Basavanna, Chenna Basavanna, Kinnari Bommayya, Siddharama, Allamaprabhu …

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Common Sense and Hindu Nationalism: Why the Catholics in Goa are not Hindu

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Albertina AlmeidaAmita KanekarDale Luis MenezesJason Keith FernandesR. Benedito Ferrão Can a Goan Catholic be Hindu? Can Catholics professing a tradition of Catholicism that is over five centuries old be considered Hindu in culture? This is what the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, sought to suggest in a recent interview with Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi of …