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The caste view of ‘saffron dollars’

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  Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase “If anyone throws his glance at the Indian physical and social world as a spectator, he will undoubtedly find this country a home of glaring inequality.” -Dr Ambedkar [Mooknayak] A comedian’s monologue at the Kennedy Centre explaining the difference between good and bad India shows the pervasive naivety of people …

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Indian Jews, Israeli Jews, and Hindu Nationalism

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  Mangesh Dahiwale Modi is set to address an event managed by India Foundation in Israel, just like he did in Madison Avenue. Around 45,000 Jews of Indian origin who migrated to Israel in 1950s and 1960s are likely to attend this show to showcase the manufactured popularity of Modi. India’s Hindu Nationalists are trying …

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Fight against Brahmanical ‘Food Untouchability’

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EFLU Students (Satish Kumar, Diksha, Kanagaraj and Bhupati) Bans and appropriation have been prominent strategies of brahmanical forces to maintain caste hierarchy for thousands of years. They have sustained their hegemony by positing resistance cultures as illegitimate or immoral. This culture of banning is evident through the denial of access to Vedas for the Shudras …

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The Rise of BJP: Bitter Fruits of Fertile Brahminical Soil

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  Nidhin Sowjanya The 16th Lok Sabha elections have culminated in something that anyone who looks closely at the history and functioning of this Brahminical Hindu nation could have easily expected. These elections announced the victory, however incomplete, of the right wing Hindutva party- BJP. The sheer number of seats (282 on its own) and …

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Common Sense and Hindu Nationalism: Why the Catholics in Goa are not Hindu

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Albertina AlmeidaAmita KanekarDale Luis MenezesJason Keith FernandesR. Benedito Ferrão Can a Goan Catholic be Hindu? Can Catholics professing a tradition of Catholicism that is over five centuries old be considered Hindu in culture? This is what the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, sought to suggest in a recent interview with Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi of …

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“Lack of strong Dalit movement in Gujarat gives RSS-VHP-BJP a free run”

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  Anoop Kumar Gujarat assembly elections are here, and Round Table India takes this as an opportunity to post an interview of French Scholar Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot that was first published by the Dalit students’ magazine ‘Insight Young Voices’ (Feb-March, 2008). This interview was taken by Anoop Kumar for the magazine on the eve of …