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“I am ready to go. I have no fear”: Chhatrapati Shahu

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“I am ready to go. I have no fear.”— Chhatrapati Shahu (A reply to Abhinav Chandrachud regarding the chapter on Chhatrapati Shahu in his book  ‘These seats are reserved’. ) Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase “In fact, there is evidence that the British might have provoked Shahu to take strong actions against the Brahmins in Kolhapur …

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Babasaheb and Frances Fitzgerald’s Relationship: ‘Becoming Babasaheb’ presents more speculation than evidence

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase The author Aakash Singh Rathore claims in his book ‘Becoming Babasaheb’ that Ambedkar did seriously consider marrying Frances Fitzgerald. (Page 144/388 Kindle edition) The references given by the author for his claims are some WordPress websites (https://raattai.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/ambedkars-family/) which we will explore below. 1) As per this site, https://raattai.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/ambedkars-family/ Frances Fitzgerald died …

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The Lovers of Democracy

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase   One vote, One value: Hurrah hurrah In the middle of the night Tell this to a burning raped corpse of a Dalit girl   Of the people, By the people, For the people: Hurrah hurrah In the deep pit of Brahmnical gutters Tell this to the suffocated sanitation worker   …