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Prabuddha Bharat cover page – Special edition for Mahatma Phule’s Death Anniversary

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Vinay Shende The following is the English translation of the famous Cover Page of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Weekly called Prabuddha Bharat. It was published on 1st of December,1956. It was a special edition for Mahatma Jyotiba Phule’s death anniversary. The translation has been done part by part and each part’s picture is shown for better understanding. …

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An Inquest into the Death of Rohith Vemula

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   Panchendra Kumar Naik “Pankaj” Abstract: The article is an attempt to conduct an inquest into the tragic suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar at the University of Hyderabad. It argues why the death must not be analysed in isolation and hence calls for a framework by considering a broader socio-political context that guides …

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Brahmin-Savarna opportunities in a Dalit Death

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Nidhin Shobhana Let me start this essay by narrating a sequence from a 1991 Malayalam feature film, titled ‘Sandesham’1. Though the sequence does not hold any direct relevance to my concerns, it will nevertheless help me introduce my key questions:   …Workers of two opposing dominant political parties get into a conflict in a tea shop. …

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The ‘Deviant’ Sikh in the Time of Unclothed Fascism

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  Preetika Nanda It needs to be said at the outset that nefarious designs are unfolding in Punjab accompanied by appalling media blackout and silence from all quarters. After the sacrilege of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district and the peaceful protests which were met by brutal force resulting in death of two …

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Statement in support of the struggle for justice for Mudasir Kamran

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[Via Ravi Chandran] March 11, 2013. We express our solidarity with the ongoing struggle of the students of the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad following the unfortunate suicide of Mudasir Kamran, a PhD student at the University, on March 02, 2013. We are dismayed at the insensitivity with which the University administration has handled the situations that …