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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 …

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In Solidarity with Scholar-Activist Prof Hany Babu

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KK Baburaj In my college days in Maharaja’s during the 80s, MT Harish was one of my closest friends. Now a professor in medical college, his home then in Punkunnam, Thrissur was a common hangout place for me during those days. During the time spent there we used to watch world classic cinemas from video …

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The power and the danger of personal stories

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Anand Silodia Babasaheb said, “Ours is a battle, not for wealth or power. It is a battle for freedom. It is a battle for the reclamation of the human personality.” What does it mean, the reclamation of human personality? You reclaim something that you have lost. How does one lose one’s human personality? The caste …

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Risks of Dalit writing: Experiential Notes of a Cursed Writer

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  KK Baburaj Noted Afro-American feminist, Bell Hooks has written an essay titled ‘The Censorship from left and right’. She points out that in American media, dominated by racist Whites, the creative expressions and protests of Blacks face direct and indirect – overt and covert – censorship. Meanwhile, a section among Blacks reproduces the general …

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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: …

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Exhuming the never buried

Sushma Gumpenapalli

  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 …

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Present and Future of Dalit-Bahujans

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  Dr. Y. Srinivasa Rao At one time, practice was considered an application of theory, a consequence; at other times, it had an opposite sense and it was thought to inspire theory, to be indispensable for the creation of future theoretical forms. In any event, their relationship was understood in terms of a process of …

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The Homicidal Republic – India i.e. भारत

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  Anshul Kumar  Victor Hugo once said, “There is in every village, a torch-the teacher, an extinguisher-the priest.” Village becomes homicidal if teachers are priests in disguise and vice versa and India is no less than such a Village Republic. Laws of Manu still prevail in this republic and very often override the constitutionalist morals …

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

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  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 …