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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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Delhi University’s Reading list and Empirical data

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Ram Dayal Ahirwar  The topic sounds like a fight between two parts of a research framework methodology under social science research. In the previous meeting of the Academic Council (AC) of the University of Delhi, Department of Political Science, the head of Department and associates have decided to strike down three books written by Kancha …

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The mechanics of choice in the University: From objective evaluation to optimum research

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  Niharika & Praem Hidam Among the recent series of onslaughts on public funded universities in the country, coercive implementation of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for entry to Masters and MPhil and PhD research more particularly in the humanities and social sciences has shown a much darker side of the current danger that we all …

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Caste discrimination in daily life: Is it a thing of the past?

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  Chanchal Kumar This essay shows with examples that incidents of caste discrimination have only proliferated instead of stopping in any way in modern towns and even in the national capital Delhi. I have been personally affected by it in my adult life. The only people for whom caste does not exist is savarnas, who …

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Ambedkarite vs. Left Debate: A Bahujan Perspective

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  Ambedkar Reading Group, Delhi University It is summer and the rage to appropriate on the part of the Savarna left parties is more evident than ever, especially in university spaces such as ours. In JNU, they have created BASO, to compete with BAPSA, (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Student Association). We also hear of another Bhagat …

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Dalit Women Workers Fighting Modern Day Slavery

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  National Dalit Movement for Justice   A Fact Finding Report on the mass dismissal of Dalit sanitation workers in Delhi University, 7th Feb 2016 A brief account of the incident On 26th December 2015, the provost of UG Women’s Hostel (Delhi University), Prof. Rita Kakkar (Dept. of Chemistry, Delhi University) informed seven Dalit women workers …

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Casteist undertones of student protests in Delhi University

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  Ambedkar Reading Group (Delhi University) On the Student Protests in the English Department, University of Delhi  A complaint letter issued by the M.A students of DU English Department demanding the removal of 3 newly appointed teachers (two of whom are from the SC and ST Categories) has now turned into a larger protest and …