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Create Dalit Economy the way Dalit Sahitya was created: Chandra Bhan Prasad

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad and Pushpendra Johar in a discussion: this is a part of the series of interviews, talks, articles that SAVARI and Round Table India are trying to put together to gather the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the second part of the discussion; the first part is here.  Pushpendra: …

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Odisha: Role model for the Upper Castes in fighting Corona

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  Roshan Padhan When they say everyone is equal before law, it is the biggest lie in India. If we look at some news reports in one Odia newspaper, Sambad, this is very evident. While the Odisha government is boasting about its strict and successful implementation of the so-called lockdown, its burden is being disproportionately …

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s 129th Birth Anniversary Commemoration

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  Ambedkar King Study Circle On Thursday April 16, 2020, the Ambedkar King Study Circle located in California, also known as AKSC, commemorated the 129th birthday of Babasaheb Dr. B.R Ambedkar. Due to the the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the nationwide shelter in place in order to prevent the spread, AKSC decided to commemorate the …

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COVID19, a big disaster in the making

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  Khalid Anis Ansari (Round Table India is doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Anu Ramdas: What are your deepest concerns about the ability of Pasmandas to cope with this pandemic in India? Khalid Anis Ansari: First of all, when we use the category ‘Pasmanda’, it is not a …

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Poetry and Parochialism in Kerala: Sugathakumari opens a Pandora’s Box

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  Umar. N The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, in his customary impish fashion rephrases Heidegger’s oft-quoted dictum that ‘language is the house of being’ as ‘language is the torture-house of being.’ For him there is no genocide without poetry. Sugathakumari, a major Malayalam poet, and winner of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, …

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Appeal for support for EWS group facing eviction in Ejipura, Bangalore

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  Gee Ameena Suleiman  Urban Deprived Communities in Bangalore: Rally to EWS quarters to claim their share in the city and challenge the Corporate Land Grab! Please stand by our brothers and sisters in Ejipura’s EWS quarters in their critical hour of need. In a single day, today, hundreds of their homes have been razed to the ground …