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Politics beyond Pity: Looking at the condemnation of the events of Republic Day, 2021

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  Naichashakh (नैचाशाख) The farmer’s protests which managed to persuasively register themselves in early November as the farmer groups and unions moved past the barricades, heavy police deployment, water cannons, and several other obstacles to lodge themselves firmly at the seat of political power have opened up the many contradictions which make or rather un-make …

Assertion

We and our Nationhood Ill-defined: Let’s Redefine & Reclaim it

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  Amit Kumar On the morning of 8th July 2020, the nation woke up to the news of vandalism[1] on Rajgruha, the residence of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in Mumbai. Like most of the news related to him, this story may also have been shoved under the carpet as a city crime, merely. However, there is …

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Bharat vs India: Understanding Debates of Naming Through Ernest Gellner and Anthony D Smith

Vidyasagar

Vidyasagar Recently, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea which sought a direction to the Central government to amend the constitution to change the official name of the country from India to Bharat. This plea claimed that “the removal of the English name, though appears symbolic, will instill a sense of pride in …

Assertion

Migrant Tears in Untouchable India

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Mungamuri Kranthi Kumar Corona doesn’t know any Caste or Religion, Says Hindutva. It is a blatant lie, It is Brahminical Morality Mocking thousand of years of Bahujan pain and agony. Caste Hindus snatched my land Tortured and killed me in my Untouchable village; Thousands of years of Caste Hindu Untouchability Thousands of years of Caste …

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The Future of ‘Dravidian Studies’

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  Karthick R M MSS Pandian was an exemplary Tamil scholar, but more importantly, he was a Dravidian scholar. What I mean by ‘Dravidian’ here does not denote an individual belonging to a region, ethnicity, nation or culture, but a way of socio-political thinking that lays emphasis on social justice, proportional representation, a form of …

Thought

Modern Historiography fits Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Indian Nationalistic Perspective

Jaspal Singh Sidhu

  Jaspal Singh Sidhu “That history always has a purpose. That history is always about power. That history is never innocent but always ideological.” ~ Keith Jenkins, ‘Rethinking of History’, Routledge Classics. Of late, a majority of historians including those subscribing to the Left ideology have attempted to portray Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a 19th century …