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Why Dalit Matters: A Dalit-American Argument for the Inclusion of “Dalit” in California Textbooks

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  Suthamalli Ganga My name is Suthamalli Ganga and I am a proud Dalit American who has lived in the US for over seventeen years. Dalit is a term that is used for my people who were formerly known as Untouchable, but we see this word as an epithet and use Dalit instead, which refers …

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Ambedkarite Scholars Group’s Open Letter to California State Board of Education

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  Ambedkarite Scholars Group  3/16/2016 To:Instructional Quality CommissionCurriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division (CFIRD)California Department of Education1430 N Street, Room 3207Sacramento, CA 95814Tel: 916-319-0881;Fax: 916-319-0161Email: hssframework@cde.ca.gov Re: History–Social Science Framework for California Public Schools Dear Members of the Instructional Quality Commission, We write as a group of scholars whose work is focused on the issues …

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Lion in sheep’s clothing: Hindu Right poses as ‘Progressive’ in America

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  Vinay Bhat “As long as caste in India does exist…and if Hindus migrate to other regions on earth, Indian caste would become a world problem.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development As part of the periodic textbook review process (which occurs every six years), the California State Board …