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The COVID19 crisis: the perils of separating environmental health from human health

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  Pradnya Mangala  (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic)  Anu Ramdas: What is the global conversation about the climate/weather change as a result of the lockdown in most of the heavily industrialized countries? Pradnya Mangala: Broadly there are two kinds of narratives around …


Why Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s Writing Matters?

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  Akash Kumar Rawat & Prashant Ingole Introduction Recently, the Standing Committee for Academic Affairs of Delhi University had proposed to remove Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s books–Why I am not a Hindu: A Shudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy (2005), God as a Political Philosopher: Buddha’s Challenge to Brahminism (2001) and Post-Hindu India: …


Exhuming the never buried

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  Sushma Gumpenapalli India is a nation-state infested with ‘the caste system’, a rigid social order peculiar to Indian social geography. It is a land of divisions, strata based on various social affiliations. But caste is a stratification that has become an impediment for integration, collective development of the Indian society. Any blanket term that …


Hindu nationalism and Muslim nationalism co-produce each other: Khalid Anis Ansari


  Round Table India In this episode of the Ambedkar Age series, Round Table India talks to Prof. Khalid Anis Ansari, Director, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Exclusion Studies & Transformative Action (ACESTA), Glocal University, Uttar Pradesh. The interview focuses on the Pasmanda movement, on the issues of secularism/communalism and on the upper caste hegemony in …