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Charisma without Organizational Leadership is Abortive for Dalit Politics

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Rahul Sonpimple Charisma is elusive yet the most common term to define leadership. Charismatic leadership is usually perceived as essential and assenting, specifically in politics. However, the history of charismatic leadership may not allow one to continue with such romanticism. Nazism led by Hitler and Italian Fascism led by Mussolini are the two most discussed …

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Metonymical Representation of Dalit in Ray’s Sadgati

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Chandrakant Kamble Famous Hindi writer Munshi Premchand’s (1881-1936) story Sadgati  (‘deliverance’ in the religious sense of the term) was picturized by legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) in a 1981 movie with the same name. India is celebrating Ray’s 100th birth anniversary in 2021. In academia and curriculum, Ray’s many films are considered masterpieces and …

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Ambedkar’s tryst with fraternity…

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  Shiveshwar Kundu B.R. Ambedkar has become an omnipresent character of Indian politics. He is everywhere, darling of almost every spectrum of the mainstream, local as well as student politics. The irony of the churning is that the exact forces against whom Ambedkar himself waged war during his lifetime are now trying to appropriate his …

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And understood the difference between ‘Elimination of Caste’ and ‘Annihilation of Caste’!

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  Vanshree Vankar Pandurangji Gosavi, my grandfather, is a freedom fighter. 95 years old, he was born in 1924. He has spent his whole life in Sewagram. Sewagram is the same place where Gandhi stayed from 1936 to 1948 and this is the same place where his magnificent ashram is. It won’t be an exaggeration …

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On Bojja Tharakam’s “Mahad: The March That Is Launched Every Day”

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  Mangesh Dahiwale As Babasaheb Ambedkar remarked once, and I am going to paraphrase, India is united in terms of castes. Caste is the unwritten law that is practiced throughout India. That is why the rebellion against caste must take place wherever it exists. Many people responded to the caste based discrimination throughout India. They …

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Ganesh, Gandhi, Goumutra: The many scams of Brahminism

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  Obed Manwatkar “Hinduism  is not a religion, it’s a disease.” ~ Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar On 9th November 2014, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, a senior Journalist of the so-called ‘mainstream electronic media’ tweeted to the world that Mr. Manohar Parrikar and Mr. Suresh Prabhu were elected as full cabinet ministers. He proclaimed his ‘Saraswat Pride’ in that …