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Two poems by Jitendra Suna

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Jitendra Suna   Beauty Conundrum The beauty It lures me, So does the voice, Of Lata Mangeshkar, When I see & hear it, I desire it I seek it! But, then There is a silent revolt Against the beauty, The voice. It exasperates me It itches my mind For its perfection Its flawed existence The …

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Marxists Without Marx

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  Rahul Sonpimple “The emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves” Marx wrote in 1864 as the first principle of the self-emancipation of the proletariat. He was convinced, however, Indian upper caste Marxists are still not. When Ambedkar pushed for the Poona Pact in 1932, demanding separate electorates for …

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Buddha Opposed War

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  Jitendra Suna Buddha opposed war, therefore he was exiled as a punishment; the narrative that he left home for enlightenment is a myth While speaking on a Buddha Jayanti in New Delhi on 30th April 2018, Narendra Modi has said:  जिबित बो है जो ध्वंस और हिंसा और घृणा से अपने बिरोधी पर हमला …

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Reservation for Upper Castes: First Step to Eliminate Reservation and Change the Constitution

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Jitendra Suna   The government of India has brought out a bill in a day without the knowledge of its citizens and stakeholders of the reservation system. BJP government after an unsuccessful attempt to scrap the SC/ST Atrocity Act have started another vicious act of tampering with the constitution through reservation policy. This time they …

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The Politics of Civilizing the Savage: British Colonialism and Anthropology

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  Jitendra Suna In the primary phase of colonialism, Edward Tuite Dalton’s work Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal, played a crucial role in the incorporation of upper caste elite in the colonial structure while excluding the vast majority of the population including Adivasi, Dalit and lower castes. It also portrayed the Adivasi and lower castes as …

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Brahminism in India: Decoding the Politics of Universalism and Marxism in Jawaharlal Nehru University

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.Jitendra Suna  Marxism and Universalism are always associated with progressivism in politics everywhere across the world. However, this so called Universalism can be detrimental in a specific spatial, geographic location. In the case of India, Marxism becomes the tool in the hand of Brahmins and upper castes, which has been used by them to preserve their …

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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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The Death of a Historian in Centre for Historical Studies, JNU

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  Jitendra Suna Speech made at the protest by BAPSA on 16th March, 2017 against the Institutional Murder of Muthukrishnan (Rajini Krish) I am Jitendra Suna, and I am from a remote village named Pourkela in the District Kalahandi, Orissa. I completed my high school from B. R. Ambedkar Uchhavidyapitha Pourkela, but never really knew …