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Rising Caste Based Inequality and Entrepreneurship Among Pasmanda Communities

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  Mohammad Imran In the last two decades, the term Pasmanda has been heavily discussed by Bahujan political scientists, especially when it comes to the democratic politics among Indian Muslims. Mobilisation based on the same term has demanded democratisation of intra-religious politics. Pasmanda mobilisation not only questioned the communal (binary) nature of political gathering but …

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Misinterpretation of Marxism by Milind Kamble: Reflections of a Dalit proletarian on Dalit bourgeoisie

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  S Karthikeyan Mr. Milind Kamble, Chairman, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), said in an interview given to the Indian Express, “I feel that market and money will defeat Marx and Manu because both are against capital. Manu says Dalits should not hoard capital and the Marx theory is anti-capital. But the …

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‘I would differentiate between the Bahujan movement and Bahujan politics’: Prof Vivek Kumar

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  Round Table India Continued from here. This is the second part of the transcription of Round Table India’s interaction with Prof Vivek Kumar, Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, for the Ambedkar Age series of films. In the interview, Prof Vivek Kumar …

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Dalit Capitalism and Dalits in Businesses: Learning from Facts and Black experiences

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  Sankalp Jayant On December 29th, 2015, DICCI (Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), on its tenth anniversary, organised  ‘National Conference for SC/ST Entrepreneurs’ to boost entrepreneurship among young Dalits. Previously, DICCI had taken the initiative of setting up an Entrepreneur Incubation Centre and a Venture Capital fund to promote SC/ST entrepreneurs. Chandra Bhan Prasad, …

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Dalit Capitalism: Is it the Way to Emancipation?

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  Vishal Thakare The recently concluded national conference of SC/ST entrepreneurs on ‘Dr. Ambedkar’s Thoughts and Ideas on Industrialization and Entrepreneurship’ poses many questions. The message given in the conference raises many concerns for dalits as to whether they should embrace its version of ‘Dalit capitalism’, what DICCI calls ‘Be Job Givers’, or continue their …

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Why Madhusudan Refused to Play it Safe

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  Devesh Kapur, D Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad Born to an indentured laborer father in a Dalit family where food mattered more than studies, Mannam Madhusudan Rao began as a construction worker. Today, he runs his own construction company that is completing a township worth Rs 250 crore. This is the story of …

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‘Capitalism is changing caste much faster than any human being. Dalits should look at capitalism as a crusader against caste’

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  Shekhar Gupta interviews Milind Kamble and Chandra Bhan Prasad   Milind Kamble (left) and Chandra Bhan Prasad In this Walk the Talk with The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Milind Kamble, founder of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), and Chandra Bhan Prasad, its mentor, say “the nation should know Dalits are …

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To empower dalits, do away with India’s antiquated retail trading system

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad & Milind Kamble A couple of months ago, the UPA government cleared Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail. It is a politically risky step. But for once, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showed both spine and spunk biting the bullet. Since then, both Left parties and the BJP have expressed serious reservations …