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Eklavya and Karna: An Understanding of Discrimination against Marginalised in Indian Education System

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Ritu Mahabharata and Ramayana are considered as the biggest epics (Mahakavya) of India. These are back in popular discussion with the reruns of their TV serials on Doordarshan amid the Covid-19 crisis. Those who have access to television are watching the serials with great interest as shown by the rising TRPs of Doordarshan. Coming to …

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ಬುದ್ಧನ ನಂತರದವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣ

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  ರಘೋತ್ತಮ ಹೊಬ (Raghottama Hoba) ಕೆಲದಿನಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ”ಬುದ್ಧಿಸಂನ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಅಂಶಗಳು ಭಗವದ್ಗೀತೆಯಲ್ಲಿವೆ”ಎಂಬ ದೇವನೂರ ಮಹಾದೇವರ ಈ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಯ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ’ಬುದ್ಧನ ನಂತರ ಕೃಷ್ಣ?’ ಎಂದು ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯೊಂದರಲ್ಲಿ (ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ) ಓದುಗರೊಬ್ಬರು ಕೃಷ್ಣನ ಕಾಲಾನಂತರ ಬುದ್ಧ ಜನಿಸಿದ್ದು ಎಂದು ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಆದರೆ ವಾಸ್ತವ? ಈ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ದೇವನೂರರ ಈ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಗೆ ಪೂರಕ ಅಂಶಗಳು ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರರ ಬರಹದಲ್ಲಿ ದೊರಕುತ್ತವೆ. ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರರು ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾರೆ “ಮಹಾಭಾರತದ ಮೂಲ ಸಂಪಾದಿತ ಕೃತಿಯು ‘ಜಯ’ ಎಂಬುದು ಮತ್ತು ಅದನ್ನು ಸಂಯೋಜಿಸಿದವರು ವ್ಯಾಸ. ಅದರ …

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Why Dalit History Matters

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  Pardeep Attri If you want to destroy a society, destroy its History and the society will get destroyed automatically – Dr. Ambedkar Nobody till now has questioned winners; neither will anyone in the future ask them, how have they won? Fiction is “generally accepted falsehood” or “non factual literature”, whereas the History is “systematic …

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What is wrong with Bhagvad Gita? (Part III)

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  Rahul Bhalerao Continued from here. To the question ‘what do Karma and Guna exactly mean according to Gita?’ a generic and philosophical meaning is proffered as the answer. According to this response, Karma is any act or deed, be it good or bad, which in turn produces good Karma or bad Karma respectively. But, irrespective …

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What is wrong with Bhagvad Gita? (Part II)

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Rahul Bhalerao Continued from here. Coming back to the justifications given by the supporters of Gita, one finds that they are merely based on a few ambiguous individual verses scattered around the Gita. They certainly lack the holistic understanding and message that Gita preaches; let alone the interpretations that have evolved in practice since the …

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What is wrong with Bhagvad Gita?

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  Rahul Bhalerao Recent controversies, both local and international, have sparked a series of discussions and debates in media and social networks about the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita. When the Karnataka Education minister decided to saffronize the education system by proposing Gita teachings to be made compulsory, the left, liberal and secular voices attacked …