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Reflections On Contemporary Navayana Buddhism – Context, Debates and Theories

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  The Shared Mirror    PRE RELEASE COPY Reflections on Contemporary Navayāna Buddhism Context, Debates and Theories     Shaileshkumar Darokar Subodh Wasnik bodhi s.r Published by   Dedicated to all members of the Navayāna Buddhist Sangha The Shared Mirror Publishing House The Shared Mirror Publishing House shall endeavour to promote Dalit Bahujan literature and …

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Assam Assembly Elections: The Hills Do Not Speak

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Rakhee Naiding “Lama hemhishining jaya, lama slamma bo nangdu”(It is not enough we tread the path, we have to create them too)- A Dimasa saying Recently the Assam Assembly elections concluded, and the results were evidently a shock to many, especially after the anti CAA upheaval. All the same, people seem to have quickly accepted …

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Why did Dr Ambedkar choose Buddhism?

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Kamna Sagar To answer this question, in this article I will expound on B. R. Ambedkar’s (1891-1956) early life and social and political exercises, including his adolescence and schooling, reasons for his battle for equivalent rights, his involvement in legislative issues, his support for the privileges of the unapproachable individuals, actually majority rules system for …

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A question from Kashmir: What is freedom and how does one attain it?

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  Ifrah Mushtaque Khan As I narrate this article to my brother over a phone who lives outside Kashmir where internet is luxuriously available, the very implications of the problem are apparent. I can’t email the article directly to Round Table India, because the internet is down. A couple of months ago, even this phone …

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An excerpt from What must we do to be free? On the building of Liberated Zones

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Ed Whitfield  In an increasingly complex world, that cannot be fully comprehended, there is a need to seek out and develop clear explanations that go to the roots of our problems and propose realistic solutions.  This stands opposed to simplistic, uninformed, and highly subjective views that are popular in casual discourse and social media. And …

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Buried Stories

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Veewon Thokchom                                           As a boy who grew up in Manipur in the 1990s, living in gruesomeness had become a way of life. When I tell stories about those days I feel that telling stories constitutes an act of resistance, an act that reaffirms our existence. Why it is essential to tell these stories is because …

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Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …