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The legacy of B. R. Ambedkar and his contribution to social justice and equality

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  Kavita Chohan There is a false perception among Indians that Dr. Ambedkar’s work addresses the concerns of Dalits and Dalit women only. This perception is not only found among those from “upper” castes, but also within the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and women from the “upper” castes. Thus, the legacy of Dr. Ambedkar …

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 127th Birthday Commemoration: Bay Area, California

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  Sidharth Dhamma On Sunday April 15th, 2018, various progressive organizations from Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, USA organized a program to commemorate Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 127th birthday in the Havana room of Stanford University Campus. The theme of the commemoration was “Social Justice in Neoliberal Era.” The program was anchored by Kanakarajan (Ambedkar …

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Uniform Civil Code or the Struggle for Our Commons

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  Georgy Kuruvila Roy Doesn’t the form in which the current debate on Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is taking place, make the implementation of the UCC an urgent concern? In other words, the UCC is required precisely to do away with the vilification of Muslims (or any community for that matter) that the present debate …

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Building the Idea of India: Conserving Brahmanism and the Brahmanical State? Part III

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  Continued from here. Pinak Banik Gandhi’s attempt to abolish untouchability in the 1930s without ever questioning the varanshrama dharma is like todays fight against Hindutva without recognizing Brahmanism. Gandhi only created a token group of SC representatives, who were never given any chance to voice their issues, which later Saheb Kanshiram defined as the …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4: Early Anti-Aryan Movements in India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand, for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 4 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India‘)] ~ It is a law of nature …

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Ambedkar’s Cartoon and the Caste question

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  Raj Kumar A harrowing monologue is in vogue in the popular media and academic forums apropos a cartoon of Dr. Ambedkar in a Political Science textbook prepared by NCERT for its Class XI students. Apparently, in the cartoon, Ambedkar is depicted being whipped by Jawaharlal Nehru for delaying the framing of the constitution. The …