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Odisha: Role model for the Upper Castes in fighting Corona

roshan pradhan

  Roshan Padhan When they say everyone is equal before law, it is the biggest lie in India. If we look at some news reports in one Odia newspaper, Sambad, this is very evident. While the Odisha government is boasting about its strict and successful implementation of the so-called lockdown, its burden is being disproportionately …

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Dalit Assertion through Conversion to Buddhism

amiya ranjan jena

Amiya Ranjan Jena On 13 May 2018, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, the Member of Legislative Assembly of Odisha from Koraput constituency embraced Buddhism along with 55 families in his ancestral village Burja under Laxmipur block of Koraput district. Around 3000 people across Koraput, Kalahandi and Bolangir district had attended the two day run Dhamma Kranti ceremony …

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Education as an instrument against Caste: Contemporary challenges

rajesh chandra kumar

  Rajesh Chandra Kumar “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” ~ Nelson Mandela. “For want of education their intellect deteriorated, for want of intellect their morality decayed, for want of morality their progress stopped, for want of progress their wealth vanished. All their sorrows sprang from illiteracy”. ~ Mahatma Jotiba …

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Ambedkarite Movement in Kalahandi, Odisha: Some Reflections

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  Bansidhar Deep Recently in Kalahandi, Odisha, Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary was celebrated on a big scale. This celebration was deliberated and pre-planned by the Ambedkarite groups at Kalahandi. Ironically, the right wing forces were also celebrating Ambedkar on their platforms for vote bank and other political purposes. Kalahandi is one of the backward districts …