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Ambedkar does not need to be rescued – II

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  Nilesh Kumar Continued from here. On 25th December, 1927, Ambedkar along with his Brahmin and Muslim colleagues (who donated land to conduct the ceremony) burned ‘manusmirti’ at the hands of Bapusahib Sahastrabuddhe. Will the RSS or the Brahmins, who Ambedkar called the natural leaders of the Hindus, be able to digest that the manusmriti …

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Ambedkar does not need to be rescued

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  Nilesh Kumar Introduction This year, the nation is celebrating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary. Dalits, Ambedkarite groups, non-governmental organizations largely run by Dalits, international bodies like United Nations (UN), some national and international universities, political parties like Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Hindu organisations like Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Congress, the various state …

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Learning from Ambedkar: Who’s really standing with the Dalits now?

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  Nilesh Kumar “The reason for their anger is very simple. Your behaving on par with them insults them”.~ Dr. Ambedkar Recent history The University of Hyderabad (UOH) student Mr. Rohith Vemula (26), PhD scholar committed suicide on 17th January 2016. Hailing from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, Rohith came from a marginalized poor Dalit …

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Roy-Navayana project: The critique so far

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  We have put together, for our readers’ convenience, this compilation of all the articles which have appeared on Round Table India so far (some more are yet to be published) on the Roy-Navayana project of appropriation of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste. The articles have been listed in chronological order, with short excerpts from each article. …