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Modi, BJP, Sangh Parivar and gang spell callousness

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  Sundeep Pattem (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) [The conversation was recorded on April 12, 2020] Anu Ramdas: Give me a big picture of how information flows in the US, between the federal government and state governments and how people receive …

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A Revolutionary Icon of ‘Anti-Dalitism’ – Leader Raja Dhale

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  Vruttant Manwatkar It has now been quite a few days since the demise of Raja Dhale, a Revolutionary Leader of the movement of Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. His death suddenly brought back a plethora of critical developments in the form of intimate memories associated with him. My pen wouldn’t have forgiven my mind …

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Tribute to Raja Dhale: Panther Who Once Set Bhagwad Gita on Fire

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  Pardeep Attri Born on 30 September 1940, Raja Dhale, one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers, died today (16 July 2019) at his residence in Mumbai. He was 78. His life struggle is as inspiring as that of many other Dalits who struggle and fight against the caste system enshrined upon us by …

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Dalitism isn’t final, Humanism is: Panther Raja Dhale

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  Rahul Gaikwad   One always gets a feeling of being at a crossroad whenever a luminary like Panther Raja Dhale leaves this world. After Namdeo Dhasal, he was the other stellar leader and co-founder of the Dalit Panthers. The void left by these legends is very huge for Ambedkarites and the Ambedkarite movement.   …

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Book Excerpts: ‘Ambedkarite Movement after Ambedkar’

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  J.V. Pawar  The creation and the production of the literature has always been at the heart of the larger Dalit movement. Dalit Literature has its origin in the anti-caste movement started by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar; hence it is often called the Ambedkarite Movement. J. V. Pawar, being one of the founding members of the …

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Pandit Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade: A Case Study in Brahminism

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  Dhurwa R. Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade is one of the best examples of how brahminical powerplay makes a farce out of the most hard fought battles put up by Dalits, and does that rather patronizingly. Before I even watched the film, the title itself (and the media hype with one of its first …

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Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai

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On Saturday, 23rd January, 20163:30 PM – 7:00 PMAt: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098 Chief Guests  J. V. Pawar, eminent writer and founding member of the Dalit Panthers;Dr Suresh Mane, Former Head of Law Department, University of Mumbai;Sunil Khobragade, Editor-in-Chief, Mahanayak  Speakers  Dr Sangeeta Pawar, …