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Periyar: The Man That He Was!

Gurinder Azad If anyone has left a rich legacy of aggressively challenging Brahmanism, it is our own Periyar. His full name was Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy Nayakar. Periyar means ‘great man’. Bahujan youth today express their aggression and restlessness against the Brahmanical system by sharing quotes of Periyar on social media, and strive to advance the …

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Other northern states want a better raja, Punjab wants better federalism

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  Gurinder Azad (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Anu Ramdas: Gurinder, thank you for taking the time for this. My first question to you is about Punjab. In the background of the pandemic, we know Punjab receives a lot of international …

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‘Saheb: The Man Who Became a Movement’– Support the making of this Documentary

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  Round Table India Saheb is considered to be an extension of Babasaheb Ambedkar in post-independence India. Such was his influence on Indian society, and especially the political arena, that Prof Kancha Ilaiah referred to him as representing a ‘paradigm shift’. Ilaiah says: ‘He made the Bahujans (not just SCs but SCs, STs and OBCs) …

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Interview with Prof Vivek Kumar on the Bahujan Movement

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  Round Table India In this episode of the Ambedkar Age series, Round Table India talks to Prof Vivek Kumar, Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.  In the interview, Prof Vivek Kumar touches upon a vast range of subjects, including the contours of …

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दलित का बेटा हूँ साहेब, शब्दों की रांपी ज़रा तेज है

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  गुरिंदर आज़ाद के काव्य संग्रह ‘कंडीशन्स अप्लाई’ की समीक्षा Anita Bharti (अनिता भारती) युवा क्रांतिकारी कवि गुरिंदर आज़ाद दलित मुद्दों पर जितनी पावरफुल फिल्म बनाते है उतनी ही पावरफुल उनकी कविताएं है। क्योंकि कवि एक जागरुक सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता भी है इसलिए सामाजिक बदलाव व चेतना के जितने आयाम है वह उनसे रोज़-ब-रोज़ रुबरु होता …

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जाति पाति: आदर्श और हक़ीकत (पंजाब के सन्दर्भ में)

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  Sardar Ajmer Singh (सरदार अजमेर सिंह) (यह आलेख आज़ाद भारत के पंजाब प्रांत में दलित/पछड़ा वर्ग एवं सिख के ‘हम हिंदू नहीं’ दृष्टिकोण का ब्राह्मणवादी आर्य समाज और इसके पोषक बन गए राजनीतिक दलों के बरक्स जो भी हुआ है, उसका ऐतिहासिक विवरण है। पंजाब की राजनीति को देखने, समझने और परखने का, पाठकों …

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Dr. Ambedkar’s Invaluable Advice on the Sikh Right to Self-rule

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  Sardar Ajmer Singh This article is an excerpt from S. Ajmer Singh’s book “Biswi Sadi Ki Sikh Rajneeti: Ek Ghulami Se Dusri Ghulami Tak” (The Sikh Politics of the 20th Century: From One Slavery to Another) On the circumstances emerging after the partition of Punjab, and the creation of a Self-ruled Sikh state After …

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Politics Behind Tarun Sagar’s Visit to Haryana Vidhan Sabha : A Dalit Bahujan Perspective

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  Gurinder Azad Jai Bhim friends. Welcome to Round Table India’s Ambedkar Age program, a series of interviews, talks and documentaries on current issues from a Dalit Bahujan perspective.  On 26 August 2016, Haryana government started the monsoon session of Vidhan Sabha with a speech by Tarun Sagar who is a Jain preacher. It is …