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Pandit Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade: A Case Study in Brahminism


  Dhurwa R. Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade is one of the best examples of how brahminical powerplay makes a farce out of the most hard fought battles put up by Dalits, and does that rather patronizingly. Before I even watched the film, the title itself (and the media hype with one of its first …


The Left and the Ambedkarite Movements need Debate and Unity

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   Chintu Kumari (This open letter is her response to Chinmaya Mahanand’s earlier letter to her) Dear friend Chinmay, I apologize for the delayed response. As you know I was very weak and unwell after the 16-day long hunger strike and under medication. Still, I don’t feel completely well in terms of my health I attempt …