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‘Mahad Satyagraha was not for water but to establish human rights’

  Milind Thokal Mahad, situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra, is historically significant as an ancient port city. The place achieved further importance after Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s revolutionary act of defiance following the upper caste Hindus refusal to implement the resolution passed in Bombay Legislative Council. On 4th August 1923, Rao Bahadur S.K. Bole, a …

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Bapu: The Biggest Scam in India

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Kartik Boudh Ideas of great personalities have influenced the masses and have dealt with great injustices and inequalities in the world. Progressive thoughts shaped and nurtured by great minds of the world are still alive. Ideas have become such powerful tools to overcome the oprressive structures. They have turned into mass revolutions for the greater …

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Ambedkar’s Visit to Mahad as Labour Member of Viceroy’s Executive Council

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  Syamasundar Unnamati “The Press is an accomplice of the Congress” – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar The colonial Indian Press was very biased against the grievances of the Depressed Classes. Until Dr. Ambedkar became part of the Bombay Legislative Council, the grievances of the Depressed Classes were not addressed by the Press seriously. When the …

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On Bojja Tharakam’s “Mahad: The March That Is Launched Every Day”

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  Mangesh Dahiwale As Babasaheb Ambedkar remarked once, and I am going to paraphrase, India is united in terms of castes. Caste is the unwritten law that is practiced throughout India. That is why the rebellion against caste must take place wherever it exists. Many people responded to the caste based discrimination throughout India. They …

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Koregaon, Ambedkar and the Grammar of Anarchy

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  Amit Kumar Indian TV news media fully drenched with orgasmic nationalism seems hell bent on demonizing the alleged rioters in the form of large crowds who call themselves Amedkarites, the followers of Ambedkar, on the roads of various cities in Maharashtra especially Mumbai. The genuine question is: “Are the followers of Ambedkar following Ambedkar?” …

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Return to which home?

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  Gopal Guru On October 14, 1956, Babasaheb Ambedkar, along with several hundred thousand “untouchables”, embraced Buddhism. The moral and ethical strength of Ambedkar’s embrace of Buddhism lies in its cultural and intellectual capacity to sustain among the ex-untouchables a growing association with it. Conversion as a cultural-intellectual movement that took off in October 1956 …

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Students burn Manusmriti on Manusmriti Dahan Diwas in University of Hyderabad

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[Via Anji Vikarabad] On December 25th, 2012, students in University of Hyderabad, led by the Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA), burnt a copy of the Manusmriti in the campus, which they called the ‘most notorious’, ‘barbaric’ religious text ever produced. 25th December is an auspicious day in the history of Dalitbahujan struggles because it was on …