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Buddhist Sangha — an embodiment of gender neutrality

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  Dr Amritpal Kaur  When an ideology for restructuring of human nature and society becomes a religious cult, it not only loses its spirit of rationality and political relevance but its professional representatives also degenerate into mere religious organizations. It then becomes impossible for such a psycho-social philosophy to maintain its effectiveness, particularly in the …


Buddhist Outlook on Gender Identities as a Delusion

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Dr Amritpal Kaur Identities are culturally located historical formations, open to reinterpretation and dispute. They are culturally, socially and psychologically constructed delusions that tend to reinforce a state of emotionalism on the human self. Nationality, religion, class, caste, race, gender and all are intrinsically responsible for defining the boundaries of human identity. Most of the …


Unfinished legacy of Dr Ambedkar and the Plight of the Oppressed in South Asia

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Hemangi Kadlak [A Speech on the Occasion of 130th Birth Anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.] Jai Bhim, First of all, I would like to thank the Ambedkar Society for South Asia for inviting me as a speaker for this webinar to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. Today’s webinar topic is the ‘Unfinished …


Temple entry struggles and some missing contexts

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  Mayur Kudupale & K Swathi Sivadas The culture of debating on social issues has always paved the way for acquiring new learnings. The recent verdict on Sabarimala row was an inevitable topic among us, students. Our friends from Kerala, especially girls, debated enthusiastically that women’s entry to the temple should be allowed. Dissenting against …


Caste in liberal, feminist spaces


  Rachelle Bharathi Chandran Shallow savarna feminist media spaces and why we must fight them A liberal is “a person who believes that government should be active in supporting social and political change”. Feminism is the belief that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities. While quoting these definitions, I’m well aware of …