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HRD: It’s not Hindu Resource Development

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  Kancha Ilaiah When a religion treats the labouring castes as impure, naturally the indignity of labour becomes the essence of the nation. Does not this situation need to change? The Modi government seems to believe that a change should be brought in school curriculum by re-working the text books that NCERT brings out. To …

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Critical Reading of NCERT text ‘Indian Constitution at Work’

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Lalit Khandare The National Curriculum Framework 2005 for social sciences states: “In the social sciences, the approach proposed in the NCF recognises disciplinary markers while emphasising integration on significant themes, such as water. A paradigm shift is recommended, proposing the study of the social sciences from the perspective of marginalised groups. Gender justice and a …

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The Cartoon Controversy: Inside the Mind of one ‘fanatic’ Dalit -II

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    Continued from here. Anoop Kumar When I saw the cartoon – and at the time I googled, there were only 3 images available – I spontaneously recoiled at the violence in the cartoon. I had to check again and again to confirm if it was indeed the controversial one because the cartoon was …

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Ambedkar Cartoon, Dalit Objections and Indian Left Liberals – II

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    Continued from here. This is the second, concluding part of the transcript of the interview Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, conducted with Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on the recent Ambedkar cartoon controversy. Dr K. Satyanarayana: …

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Thol.Thirumaavalavan writes to Kapil Sibal and Sukhadeo Thorat

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  Memoranda submitted by Thol. Thirumaavalavan of the Viduthalai Ciruthaikal Katchi (VCK) to Prof S.K.Thorat, Chairman, NCERT Review Committee and Mr Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt.of India, on 29.05.2012 and 30.05.2012 respectively, in New Delhi. ~~~   To Mr Kapil Sibal Honourable Minister of Human Resources Development Government of India New …