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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’s in a Name? Buddhist, Mahar, or Dalit

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  Emma Leiken An excerpt from “The New-Epoch Builders: Buddhist Identities and the Reclamation of Personhood in the Ambedkar Conversion Movement.” Contextualizing article: I am submitting an excerpt (or chapter) from my senior thesis to be published in Round Table India. The full thesis is entitled, “The New-Epoch Builders: Buddhist Identities and the Reclamation of …

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Asura Week, Pride and a Few Reflections

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  Reju George Mathew Who are the Asuras? What is their relation with the Dravidas? Aren’t these some stories from the Puranas and some assumptions from the past? Let’s forget all those. But, we cannot ignore them easily when, for the past few months or years (let’s also forget the Dravidian movement and other identity …