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Bharat vs India: Understanding Debates of Naming Through Ernest Gellner and Anthony D Smith

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Vidyasagar Recently, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea which sought a direction to the Central government to amend the constitution to change the official name of the country from India to Bharat. This plea claimed that “the removal of the English name, though appears symbolic, will instill a sense of pride in …

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What is the significance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework in Indian Higher Education?

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 Bharat Rathod After Rohith Vemula’s Institutional murder in 2016, public protest and media discussion had created a political pressure on the Government of India to take institutional measures to prevent such type of incidents. Therefore, as a reactionary measure, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had announced that a new policy will be prepared …

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Utkal Divas or Celebration of Brahmin Hegemony

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  Jitendra Suna Orissa as a separate state was established in 1 April 1936. There is widespread celebration of Utkal Divas among the Oriyas1 in Orissa and as well as outside Orissa. The academic spaces are not free from this. Oriya students from various campuses such as JNU, Hyderabad, Pondicherry and other universities also celebrate this …

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Surnames and ‘Merit’: A Case of Miranda House

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  Nidhin Shobhana   Recently I had the opportunity to participate and speak in a two-hour session on the ‘Intersectionalities of caste and gender’ conducted by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights at Miranda House, Delhi. The session aimed at understanding how caste and gender operate in Higher Educational Institutions. It was organized as a part …

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Read Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar’s writings

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  Ambedkar Age Collective Dear friends, we’re happy to announce the release of our first book, Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar’s writings, published by The Shared Mirror Publishing House. It is available on amazon here.  Hatred in the belly, as you know, is a compilation of the debates triggered by …

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Buy Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar’s writings

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Ambedkar Age Collective Order your copy of Hatred in the belly on www.amazon.in to read and shake up brahmanical hegemony! Jai Bhim!  Hatred in the Belly is a Telugu phrase (kaDupulO kasi) taken from a speech delivered by poet Jupaka Subhadra, in Hyderabad, on the appropriation of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste. The speech, included in …

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Roy-Navayana project: Brahminic violence on Dalit intellectual challenge

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  Yogesh Maitreya I did not read Arundhati Roy’s introduction to Navayana’s edition of Annihilation of Caste and I am sure I do not need to read it. However, I have read and re-read Annihilation of Caste. The text of AoC itself introduces the exploitative nature and nuances of Brahminic caste and of Brahmins in …

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V.T. Rajshekar on Jati Identity

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  ~ Understanding the significance of Jati identity in selected prose writings of V.T. Rajshekar ~  Grishma Manikrao Khobragade Abstract Dalit-Bahujan-Ambedkarite writers have come to the fore of literary studies and culture studies in the recent years. These writers reveal in their writings various factors that propel actions like caste hegemony, caste discrimination and caste …