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For the perfect progressive recipe, skip caste, sprinkle Dalit swadanusaar: Gaurav Somwanshi

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  Gaurav Somwanshi (Round Table India and SAVARI have been hosting a series of online talks by activists and thinkers on issues of importance to the Bahujan. This is the transcript of Gaurav Somwanshi’s talk on June 21st, 2020) Whatever I’m going to talk about today is primarily built upon the articles that I wrote, …

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The pandemic destroys livelihoods before it destroys lives

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  Gaurav Somwanshi (Round Table India is doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic)  Anu Ramdas: As a tech entrepreneur whose work is aimed at innovating processes that bring in price transparency, particularly with fresh produce, give us a background of what supply and demand look like from your …

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Mythifying History: A Response to Anand Teltumbde’s Reductive Interpretation of Bhima Koregaon

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  Gaurav Somwanshi I’ll save the trouble of rhetoric and get straight to the points. Though I’m posting paras and countering them, I’ll keep in mind the context too which the author refers to in his article.  1. Anand Teltumbde: “But when Babasaheb Ambedkar painted the Battle of Bhima Koregaon as the battle of Mahar …

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Why did Dalit become the mascot for the caste system?

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  Gaurav Somwanshi  This piece is in continuation with its previous part, the fourth question in a series of seven, but it can be read independently too. This is going to be the longest question to attempt an answer.   4. You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls …

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Nilesh Khandale’s short film Ambuj – Drop the pride in your caste

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Gaurav Somwanshi Nilesh Khandale’s debut short movie, ‘Ambuj’ seeks to shed light on some of the most pervasive but less talked about elements of the Indian caste society. Working as an Event Manager, and belonging to the Matang community in Maharashtra, Nilesh has always led the struggle of Phule-Shahu-Ambedkarite thought on social media where his …