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The fence-sitter of Tamil Nadu politics: Superstar Rajinikanth

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Keerthi Nathan Tamil Nadu has a long history where Dravidian politics is associated with the Tamil cinema industry and they both go hand in hand because the Tamil film industry has produced three Chief Ministers. The trend started with M.Karunanidhi and CN Annadurai who were known for their acumen in script writing and continued the …

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A few words on the demise of Kalaignar by an Ambedkarite

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  Dr. Dhammasangini Ramagorakh Major states in India have one or two influential non-brahmin leaders and all of them are in their old age – like Sharad Pawar, Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav. (Mulayam Singh Yadav is also in my head, he has troubled Behenji so much. And because of Lalu and Nitish Kumar’s deeds Ram …

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Historian and Political Commentator M S S Pandian Passes Away

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  Ajith Cherian & Akanksha Verma (For Dalit Camera) On Monday, November 10, M S S Pandian passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was admitted on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 57. Professor Pandian taught modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The pioneering historian is …

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‘No Alphabet in Sight’: Understanding Caste Formulations After 1990s

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  Understanding caste formulations after 1990s: Review of ‘No Alphabet in Sight: New Dalit Writing from South India’ (This review is a part of the theory course taught by Dr Bhangya Bhukya, Department of Social Exclusion Studies, English and Foreign Languages University) Karthik Navayan Caste is interpreted in different schools of thought in different ways; …

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Asura Week, Pride and a Few Reflections

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  Reju George Mathew Who are the Asuras? What is their relation with the Dravidas? Aren’t these some stories from the Puranas and some assumptions from the past? Let’s forget all those. But, we cannot ignore them easily when, for the past few months or years (let’s also forget the Dravidian movement and other identity …