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And understood the difference between ‘Elimination of Caste’ and ‘Annihilation of Caste’!

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  Vanshree Vankar Pandurangji Gosavi, my grandfather, is a freedom fighter. 95 years old, he was born in 1924. He has spent his whole life in Sewagram. Sewagram is the same place where Gandhi stayed from 1936 to 1948 and this is the same place where his magnificent ashram is. It won’t be an exaggeration …

Assertion

Spinning Wheel: From Gandhi to Modi

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  Naveen (Nijam) Gara Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture replacing that of M K Gandhi at the charkha in an official annual calendar has kicked up a storm. Modi baiters have pounced upon this egregious ‘offence’ that the eternal propagandist has committed. It was one thing to appear on Reliance jio advertisements but to supersede …

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Divulging the Psyche of the Hindu Mind: From ‘Harijan’ to ‘Divyang’

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  Dr. Narendra Kumar Arya The semantic adulation frequently terminates in clichés. ‘Divyanga’ is a new divine revelation that has happened to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is not just coincidence that Narendra Modi is from Gujarat, resembling his Hindu predecessor Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi was a conservative sanatanist, a Hindu first and a political …

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A Case Study of Social Transformation through Buddhism in India

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  Bhante Sugato (Deepak Dhammadarshi) In this short autobiographical essay, I will attempt to give an honest depiction of my life as an Untouchable. The first half of this essay will be an account of my life growing up as an Untouchable. The later half of the essay shall focus on the impact Buddhism had …

Thought

Questions of name

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Gail Omvedt “Dalit”, “Scheduled Caste”, “Ex-Untouchable” and “Harijan”. These are only some of the many words used to refer to the most oppressed sections of Indian society, “untouchable” in the traditional caste order, performers of the most degrading task, and still today caught in the throes of poverty, discrimination and the remnants of untouchability. “Dalit” …