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Jayanti Movie- Re-emergence of Lost Voices

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  Mithun Nagwanshi & Ajay Choudhary Ideologies often get spread through different media to register their presence in the life world of members of society. Cinema is also one of the powerful ideological apparatuses to create sensitivity and emotions among the audiences. Historically, it has been revealed that cinema was used as an instrument not …


Jayanti: A celebration of Bahujan history and autonomy

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  JS Vinay The recently released Marathi movie ‘Jayanti’ is creating waves in the Marathi circles. Based on my understanding , I will try to share some points (not in order of preference) as a viewer and as also someone who belongs to the Vidarbha region where the movie & characters are based. Use of …


How to turn a murder into suicide: Sumitra Bhave’s ‘Kasav’

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Rahul Gaikwad Every now and then one comes across some or the other celebrated so-called progressive leader/writer/activist who turns out to be absolutely shallow, superfluous and even hypocritical upon closer examination. This has been the case with Vijay Tendulkar and his Kanyadaan drama; or Pandit Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade where he portrayed Ambedkarite assertion …


Prabuddha Bharat cover page – Special edition for Mahatma Phule’s Death Anniversary

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Vinay Shende The following is the English translation of the famous Cover Page of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Weekly called Prabuddha Bharat. It was published on 1st of December,1956. It was a special edition for Mahatma Jyotiba Phule’s death anniversary. The translation has been done part by part and each part’s picture is shown for better understanding. …


Do ideas of Phule-Shahu-Ambedkar matter anymore?

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  Shailesh Narwade Jayanti, for many, is merely a celebration of the birth anniversaries of socio-political thinkers who were instrumental in bringing social change of which our generation is a beneficiary. Some people see it as an occasion to eulogize and recollect the contributions of these great leaders. Though these modes of celebrating and remembering …


Castes among Indian Muslims

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  Dr. Basharat Ahmed (Translation of Dr Ahmed’s Marathi article published in Loksatta) I have received many responses via email from readers of my article ‘Dharmiya Aarakshanache A (Vastav)’ (Reality of Religion based Reservations) published in Loksatta on 31st October 2013. Some of those while asking questions on certain aspects have also expressed the desire that …


माणुसकी मिळेल का? माणुसकी?

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  रूपाली माने-निकाळजे (Rupali Mane-Nikalje) मागील काही वर्षांत भारतामध्ये महिलांना पुरूषांच्या बरोबरीने समान संधी उपलब्ध व्हावी म्हणून राज्यघटनेच्या मुलभुत तत्वाचा आधार घेऊन या देशामधील महिलांना वेगवेगळ्या सवलतीच्या माध्यमातून त्याच्या मुक्तीचे नवे पर्व सुरू झालेले असुन सर्व महिलांपैकी काहीच महिला त्याचे फळ चाखत आहेत. यामध्ये मोठ्या प्रमाणात पालकांचीही साथ मिळत आहे. तसेच समाजातून महिलांनी केलेल्या कार्याबद्दल …


आमच्या आठवणीतील रजनी ताई..!

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  रजनी तिलक ३० मार्च २०१८ ला आपल्यातून गेल्या. याचे दुखः वेगवेगळ्या पातळीवर जाणवत आहे. पुण्यामध्ये घेण्यात आलेल्या आदरांजली कार्याक्रमाध्ये कार्यकर्त्यांच्या व अभ्यासकांच्या अनुभवातून रजनी तिलक उलगडल्या. त्यांच्या व्यक्तित्वाबद्दल थोडक्यात लिहावं म्हणून हा छोटासा प्रयत्न..! दिनांक ७ एप्रिल २०१८ रोजी क्रांतीज्योती सावित्रीबाई फुले स्त्री अभ्यास केंद्र , सावित्रीबाई फुले पुणे विद्यापीठ येथे रजनी तिलक यांच्या …