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The Reddy-BC combination and the prospects of Hindutva forces in Telangana: The Eatala Phenomenon

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  Prof K. Laxminarayana The official channel of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on 30th April aired the news of alleged encroachment upon assigned lands by Eatala Rajender’s family for their poultry business. The news came just after the voting for the municipal elections for Warangal district was completed. The timing indicates the vindictive political conspiracy …

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Ownership of Protests: Grammar of Indian Muslims vs. Muslim Indians

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  Bobby Kunhu I have already received a lot of flak for the bits and pieces of opinion that I have expressed on social media, a collation of which is what I propose to write in this essay. At the outset, I would like to make it clear that my intention isn’t to undermine the …

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University as a Subject to Truth-process

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 Vishal Verma                                                                      The word ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium,(Latin: universtas, ‘a whole’) which roughly means ‘community of teachers and scholars’. The term ‘university’ was first used in the 14th century. But, as we know from history, there existed well-established universities much before the 14th century, including Nalanda University. Certainly, …

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Anatomy of TISS Students’ Union Protest: Motives and Inside story

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Deepak Kumar Nanda Tata Institute of Social Sciences Students Union 2017-18 had given a university strike in the name of “TISS Bandh” on 21st of February 2018 with three major demands to revoke the policy of Government of India Post Metric Scholarship (GOI-PMS) for the batches of MA 2016-18, 2017-19 and upcoming 2018-20 respectively. In …

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Caste Capital: Historical habits of Savarna Academicians and their Brahmastras

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  Sumit Turuk Growing up as a child in the Dom caste in a village in Odisha made me a close witness to some of the most dehumanizing and filthiest jobs my community that were imposed upon us by the Hindu caste society. Dom caste considered to be one of the lowest in the caste …

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“Their Seats of Power Are Shaking in the Face of Oppressed Unity”

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Shabana Ali  (This is a rough transcript in English of Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association’s Presidential Candidate for JNUSU elections 2017 Shabana Ali’s almost 33-minute long speech at BAPSA’s pre-election General Body Meeting (GBM) at the Mahi-Mandvi Mess, held on the 2nd of September, 2017.)

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The Hollowness of Noisy Bodies and a misplaced sense of student politics

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  Nasima Islam Through this brief venture of mine, I would like to address a crucial issue that covers one of the most significant problems of contemporary student politics in India. Given the kind of political climate we are encountering these days, student politics in India is perhaps the only domain of political optimism that …

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Dalit is a Political Currency

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  Jadumani Mahanand The present presidential candidate nominations shows how “Dalit as a subject” has become an instrument of power for the upper caste political parties. About a decade ago, Gail Omvedt observed that Dalit assertion is a democratic upsurge in Indian society. This emphasis on electoral democracy only sidelined the Dalit movement. And evidently, …