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Why Bhatta Ram should become ‘President’ of TISS SU 2019-20

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  Nitin Dhaktode I met Bhatta Ram for the first time at the Interaction Programme organised by the Ambedkarite Students’ Association in July, 2018. A sharp-looking boy, he was sitting among the students, listening to every word carefully. Once you meet him you will not forget his appearance. After that meeting, I was away for my …

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Battle of Bhima Koregaon, Mahar Legacy and Contemporary Politics

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Nitin Dhaktode It is  to rvieting to witness the ‘Akhil Bhartiya Brahman Mahasangh (ABBM) and Udaysinh Peshwa, a descendant of the Peshwas, ask the Pune police to deny permission for the Shaniwar Wada (‘Elgar Parishad’)event. Despite the fact that permission was granted by the Pune Municipal Corporation and Police Department, the Brahmanical organisations submitted their …

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Slaves of Manu

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  Nitin Dhaktode Some peopleBorn in the socially marginalised community,Forget their rootsSpend their life practising slaveryThe bootlickers of the oppressor casteOppressors from Right, Left, Centre, Liberal etc. Never forgetThey will use and throw you.They will make sure you are their slaves forever,The day you talk aboutYour Dignity, Leadership, Empowerment,Challenge their oppressionYou will be their biggest …

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Sairat, a big slap on Brahminical caste society

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  Nitin Dhaktode Much awaited Marathi movie ‘Sairat’ by Nagraj Manjule has been released on 29th April. Manjule, who debuted with ‘Fandry’, a big hit, has come up with another outstanding one. It is a big slap to the dominant castes who carry Brahminical values in their minds, and makes everyone to think on such …

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Changing Dalit Politics in Rural Maharashtra: Case Study of Aljapur Village

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  Nitin Dhaktode Caste in politics is not new in India. Bihar elections have given clear indication of the importance of caste based politics. Caste has always been playing a vital role in elections since independence, both in the way to win and loose. In this article, I am presenting empirical experiences of Aljapur village …