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How the caste census became a national issue and thereby a Brahmin problem

neha yadav

   Neha As the 16th census of India is about to be conducted, several marginalized organizations and leaders have intensified their demand for a caste census. This is happening in the background, when the government is yet to publish the caste wise data of 2011 census and the parliament has been informed that the government …

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The legacy of B. R. Ambedkar and his contribution to social justice and equality

kavita chohan

  Kavita Chohan There is a false perception among Indians that Dr. Ambedkar’s work addresses the concerns of Dalits and Dalit women only. This perception is not only found among those from “upper” castes, but also within the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and women from the “upper” castes. Thus, the legacy of Dr. Ambedkar …

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Kishori Amonkar: Assertion, Erasure, Reclamation

rohan arthur

   Rohan Arthur Hindustani vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away on 3rd April, 2017. Kishori Amonkar is remembered for her contribution to Hindustani classical music, and her passing was mourned in popular news media as a great loss to the music community. This article is not about the musicality and vocal abilities of Kishori: there are …

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भविष्य की दलित-बहुजन राजनीति: जाति से वर्ण और वर्ण से धर्म की राजनीति की ओर

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  Sanjay Jothe उत्तर प्रदेश के चुनाव परिणाम जितने बीजेपी के लिए महत्वपूर्ण हैं उससे कहीं अधिक दलित बहुजन राजनीति के लिए महत्वपूर्ण हैं. दलित बहुजन राजनीति के एक लंबे और संघर्षपूर्ण सफ़र का यह परिणाम दुखद है. लेकिन यह होना ही था. इस पराजय की प्रष्ठभूमि लंबे समय से निर्मित हो रही थी. ज्ञान, …

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December 6th: Ambedkar – Babri Masjid Demolition and Dalit

Praveen tulasi

  Praveen Tulasi This write up is in response to a facebook debate which popped up after Manikanta a BAPSA activist posted the below picture. Image: Debate, Depiction and Disturbance   Excerpts from the Debate: While Zeeshan Hussain commented that ‘good no. Dalits and Muslims are getting united slowly. lets keep the memory alive. lets …

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B R Bhaskar on Chalo Udupi: My Food, My Land

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  B. R. Bhaskar Prasad was interviewed by Palani Samy and Nidhin Sowjanya for Dalit Camera before the Chalo Udupi rally. The text was translated from Kannada by Savitha Rajamani, Vinod Pushparaj, Chinnamma and Anusha Suresh. The interview was videographed by Karthik Ranganathan.  B. R. Bhaskar Prasad is a Dalit writer and activist from Nelamangala taluk, Bengaluru, and one …