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Why Are They Scared Of Periyar’s Statues?

Bodhi Ramteke  Statues represent symbolic actions. They are responsible for more than just remembering history or culture. The process of installing a statue is one of many ways to demonstrate assertion against oppressors and reclaiming places that were denied in the Bramhanical social structure. Among oppressed communities, statues have played a significant role in increasing …


The God: Clashing Visions of the Jews and Brahmins


    Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd The Idea of The God The idea of God even in the twenty first century rules the global human mind more than the state, and the constitutional laws. There is also fear and reverence of God more than just the idea of God. Though rationalism, secularism and liberalism emerged as a …


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 …


Corona Virus, Science and Buddha

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Harishchandra Sukhdeve The world is at a standstill for almost more than three months now. And, nobody knows when the wheels of the economy will start turning again. Unprecedented. It had never happened before: all continents being shut down for human movement. Human beings are in self imposed cages to save themselves from the tiny …


God qua Impotent Witness: Geoffrey Hill’s “Ovid in the Third Reich”

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Anilkumar PV   non peccat, quaecumque potest peccasse negare, solaque famosam culpa professa facit. —(Amores, III, xiv) I love my work and my children. God Is distant, difficult. Things happen. Too near the ancient troughs of blood Innocence is no earthly weapon. I have learned one thing: not to look down So much on the …


भारतीय शास्त्रीय कलाएं और सामाजिक सरोकार


  संजय जोठे (Sanjay Jothe) भारतीय कलाकारों, खिलाड़ियों, गायकों नृत्यकारों के वक्तव्य बहुत निराश करते हैं। उनके वक्तव्यों में आम भारतीय मजदूर या किसान या गरीब के सामाजिक सरोकार एकदम से गायब हैं। उन्होंने कला को व्यक्तिगत मोक्ष या अलौकिक आनन्द की जिन शब्दावलियों में गूंथा है उसमें फसकर कला और कलात्मक अभव्यक्तियाँ भी इस …