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Moving on the path of Buddhism gave me a new birth

Manjula Pradeep

  Manjula Pradeep Time flies, but memories remain, especially those which have been very painful, as they make us grow into the persons we are. Painful memories teach us lessons, but also give us realizations and experiences that mould our lives. I have turned 48 and here in my life story, I want to focus …


A Case Study of Social Transformation through Buddhism in India

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  Bhante Sugato (Deepak Dhammadarshi) In this short autobiographical essay, I will attempt to give an honest depiction of my life as an Untouchable. The first half of this essay will be an account of my life growing up as an Untouchable. The later half of the essay shall focus on the impact Buddhism had …


(Un)Touchable in Durban

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  Martin Macwan (First published in the December 2001 issue of Seminar) The UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) held at Durban had three major agenda themes among others: identification of the sources and causes of discrimination, identification of victims of discrimination, and working out a programme of action …