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Dronacharya Complex – Or Who Is The Intellectual?

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  Bobby Kunhu “The Mismeasure of Man treats one particular form of quantified claim about the ranking of human groups: the argument that intelligence can be meaningfully abstracted as a single number capable of ranking all people on a linear scale of intrinsic and unalterable mental worth.” – Stephen Jay Gould, “Mismeasure of Man” I …

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Why Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s Writing Matters?

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  Akash Kumar Rawat & Prashant Ingole Introduction Recently, the Standing Committee for Academic Affairs of Delhi University had proposed to remove Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s books–Why I am not a Hindu: A Shudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy (2005), God as a Political Philosopher: Buddha’s Challenge to Brahminism (2001) and Post-Hindu India: …

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Delhi University’s Reading list and Empirical data

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Ram Dayal Ahirwar  The topic sounds like a fight between two parts of a research framework methodology under social science research. In the previous meeting of the Academic Council (AC) of the University of Delhi, Department of Political Science, the head of Department and associates have decided to strike down three books written by Kancha …

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Chalo Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar!

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  Ambedkarite Students of Mumbai We, Ambedkarite students from Mumbai, strongly condemn the attacks and threat on the life of Prof. Kancha Ilaiah, a highly respected intellectual and scholar of non-Aryan, pre-Vedic knowledge. It is because of his scholarship as one of the greatest scholars on the pre-Vedic, non-Hindu ideology that resisted the Aryan assault …

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Statement condemning attacks on Prof Kancha Ilaiah by Brahmanical forces

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  Ambedkarite Students of Mumbai “The Social Smuggling process started from the post-Gupta period of fifth century AD and continues to operate even today. Till British colonialism came to India the completely caste controlled business was only in the hands of the Banias. Even the British did not touched the caste centered business from the …

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Cow, ‘backwardness’ and ‘Bahujan’ Women

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  Asha Singh  My Ahir-dominant village in Bhojpur district of Bihar has a school only up to standard seven. After the seventh grade, if somebody (or their family) decides to study further, they get enrolled in schools in nearby villages or Arrah Town. Boys do go to these schools. However, girls visit these schools only …

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Yes, I am an Anti-National

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  Gurram Seetaramulu Nationalism is a hymn which is being chanted often by the modern societies. Especially in India, after the demolition of Babri Masjid such a notion has gained currency. At the same time, some groups have been trying to monopolise nationalism. In such a situation, nationalism has turned into an abstract thought called …

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Withdraw Police Cases Against Professor Kancha Ilaiah

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  Concerned Students and Teachers Condemn the Police Cases Against Professor Kancha Ilaiah  VHP activists have filed a case against Professor. Kancha Ilaiah, the Management Board and Editor of Telugu Newspaper, Andhra Jyothi, for publishing an article in the same daily during the month of May 2015. Alleging that Prof. Ilaiah insulted Hindu gods by …

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No ghar, so no ghar wapsi

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  Kancha Ilaiah The Sangh Parivar is conducting the so-called “ghar wapsi” programmes all over the country. According to a newspaper report, about 8,000 people have been brought back to “ghar” from Christianity in newly formed Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The reconversion of some dalit Christians in Kerala is also widely reported. Nobody knows when …