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Assertion

Deifying the Migrant Mother and Kolkata’s erasure of Caste

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Aatika Singh Pallab Bhowmick, an artist, has come up with the concept of portraying Goddess Durga as a migrant mother for this year’s Durga Pujo in Kolkata’s Barisha club. The finely carved and aesthetically beautiful sculpture is being widely applauded for its progressive form and thought. However, this particular theme showcasing a migrant woman laborer …

Features

Debating Durga and Mahishasur

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  United Dalit Students’ Forum (UDSF) Jawaharlal Nehru University University and Debate “A university stands for humanism, for tolerance, for reason, for the adventure of ideas and for the search of truth. It stands for onward march of the human race towards ever higher objectives. If the Universities discharge their duties adequately, then it is …

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Police goons raid Forward Press, Hindutva goons attack Mahishasur festival

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  [In yet another instance of Brahmincal state violence against Dalit Bahujan assertion, the office of Forward Press was attacked by the police on October 9. On the same evening, the ABVP and local goons disrupted and attacked the Mahishasur Festival organised at JNU. Round Table India compiles here information on the two related events: …

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Countering Hindu Morality – A Tale of Conversion

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  Rahul Sonpimple “The history of India is nothing but a history of mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahmanism”.  ~ Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Once again, my city Nagpur will be the hotspot of two contrasting realities. One will be the show of arrogance by caste Hindus through their religious practices and other will be the …

Gender

The patriarchal and moralistic discourse of ‘Save our Sisters’

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  Shaheen Ahmed Last weekend after I woke up in the morning, I went through my usual morning ritual of turning on my computer after a cup of coffee and leafing  through my mails and social media feed. It’s not surprising to see pictures, videos, website links, memes, etc. go viral over Facebook or Twitter …

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Durga ka Mithak aur Bahujan Sangharsh ki Gatha: a documentary

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‘The myth of Durga and the saga of Bahujan resistance’ Bahujan Films This short documentary (posted at the end of this note) named ‘Durga ka Mithak aur Bahujan Sangharsh ki Yatra‘ has its genesis in the OBC students of the country’s premier university, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, asserting their right to redefine the brahminical …