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Textures of being – The Mappila verses by Ajmal Khan

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Umar Nizar “Where do coconut trees go When their roots are declared illegal”. -Ajmal Khan, `Mappila Verses’ Poetry as a tool of resistance has been wielded by personas ranging from the Hebraic to the Hellenic, from Moses to Kabir. Poet, sociologist and educator, Ajmal Khan in his debut collection of verse, creates a poetic/proto history …

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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 …

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Brahmanical Hegemony in Knowledge Production and Pedagogy

tejaswini tabhane

  Tejaswini Tabhane Famous Indian Sociologist, André Béteille, writes a thick book on Indian Higher Education — Universities at the Crossroads. Therein, he does not mention much about caste. The only point where he brings out the issue of caste is when he discusses the poor performance of state universities and one reason he gives …

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Shyam Benegal’s ‘Samvidhaan’ and the erasure of Ambedkar

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  Sanket Garud Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India was a ten-part television mini-series based on the making of the Indian Constitution, directed by Shyam Benegal. The show premiered on 2 March 2014 on Rajya Sabha TV, with an episode scheduled to air every Sunday morning. The serial in its very first episode …