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Dalit Scholars Take Anti-caste Movement and Politics from Academia to Villages

Manoj Bag On April 14, people celebrated Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti across the country. Just three days before Ambedkar Jayanti, on April 11, many of those people celebrated Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jayanti in many of the villages in Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, etc. These two days were also celebrated by many students’ organisations in academic institutions …


Being Dalit, Being Christian: The dilemmas of carrying these identities

Sumeet Samos Growing up in a small village in South Odisha in a Christian family, there were regular prayer meetings in our house and Sunday services in a nearby church, and my parents would always emphasize the teachings of the Bible and ask us to remember the verses from the Bible for our everyday lives. …


Dalit Women in Higher Education in Odisha

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  Saraswati Suna “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Education is a path for equal opportunity and ensures possibilities for individual growth, social mobilities and economic empowerment to the oppressed, Dalit and marginalized communities. However, education throughout Indian history has only …


Request for public funding for a 5 day conference on ‘Education of Youth and Social Transformation’

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Kalinga Mitra Trust (KMT) In 2006, graduates of Nagarjuna Training Institute and other Ambedkarite students began organizing around the issue of education in the western part of Odisha. In 2012, they formed the ‘Kalinga Mitra Trust (KMT)’, an organization that works with Ambedkarite Buddhist ideology to build a movement for bringing about social and educational …