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Navayana Buddhism – Context, Debates and Theories

  The Shared Mirror    PRE RELEASE COPY Navayāna Buddhism Context, Debates and Theories     shaileshkumar darokar subodh n.w bodhi s.r Published by   Dedicated to all members of the Navayāna Buddhist Sangha   The Shared Mirror Publishing House The Shared Mirror Publishing House shall endeavour to promote Dalit Bahujan literature and writers. It …


Caste and access to public spaces: A field study in Suburban Mumbai

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  Vanshree Vankar In India, the historical context of oppression through occupation has given birth to social stratification via caste culture which includes notions of purity and impurity. This brutal history of thousands of years of discrimination restricts the utility of public space in ways both physical and psychological. In turn, these constraints on the …


‘Educate, Agitate, Organize’ – Is it a Sequence or a Parallel Process?

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Birendra Nag I could remember the early days of my engagement with Ambedkarite activism; I used to hear this quotation “Educate, Agitate and Organize” on Bhim Jayanti that my community in the Balangir district of the Odisha state used to celebrate every year on 14th April. At that time, I didn’t even know the source  …


Buddha Opposed War

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  Jitendra Suna Buddha opposed war, therefore he was exiled as a punishment; the narrative that he left home for enlightenment is a myth While speaking on a Buddha Jayanti in New Delhi on 30th April 2018, Narendra Modi has said:  जिबित बो है जो ध्वंस और हिंसा और घृणा से अपने बिरोधी पर हमला …


Celebrating Dhamma Chakra Anupravartan Day: An Urgency, with Reason

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  Prabuddha Council, JNU  “Religion in the sense of morality must remain the governing principle of every society” – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Engendering violence of any kind, anywhere, is a great threat to humanity as well as the environment. Suffering pervades all and is causal to the deteriorating conditions of society. Hope seems to be …


ರಾಜಕಾರಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಬೌದ್ಧಧರ್ಮ ಬಳಕೆ: ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಷಡ್ಯಂತ್ರ ವಿಫಲಗೊಳಿಸಿದ ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ದಲಿತರು


  ರಘೋತ್ತಮ ಹೊಬ (Raghothama Hoba)  ಕಳೆದ ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಹಾರದ ಸಾರನಾಥದಿಂದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯೊಂದು ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆ ಆಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೆಸರು “ಧಮ್ಮ ಚೇತನಾ ಯಾತ್ರೆ”. ಖಂಡಿತ ಅದು ಬೌದ್ಧ ಧರ್ಮದ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯಾಗಿತ್ತು. “ಮೋದಿ ಮಾಂಕ್ಸ್” ಅಥವಾ “ಮೋದಿ ಭಿಕ್ಕುಗಳು” ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಹಿರಿಯ ಭಿಕ್ಕು ಧಮ್ಮ ವಿರಿಯೊ ಮುಂದಾಳತ್ವ ದ ಭಿಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಗುಂಪು ಈ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ ನೇತೃತ್ವ ವಹಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಮೋದಿ ಸಾಧನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಗಳುವುದು, ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮೋದಿಯ ಮಾತುಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಚುರಪಡಿಸುವುದು ಉತ್ತರಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಉದ್ದಗಲಕ್ಕೂ ಹಾದುಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಈ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ …


A Case Study of Social Transformation through Buddhism in India

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  Bhante Sugato (Deepak Dhammadarshi) In this short autobiographical essay, I will attempt to give an honest depiction of my life as an Untouchable. The first half of this essay will be an account of my life growing up as an Untouchable. The later half of the essay shall focus on the impact Buddhism had …


D.C. Ahir: A Legend in Buddhist and Ambedkar Studies


  Shiv Shankar Das Diwan Chand Ahir (28 Feb, 1928 – 12 July, 2012), a great researcher on Buddhism and Dr. Ambedkar who published 72 books, would be always remembered among the academicians and researchers all over the world. His association with Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar left a great impact on him and his works. He …