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A film that celebrates the memory of Bhima Koregoan

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In January of 2017, at the screening of my film Bommalollu – The Puppeteers in Bangalore, Karthik Navayan, who then worked at Amnesty, introduced me to a young man as an apprentice at his organisation. He said he was interested in filmmaking and was enthusiastically happy about meeting me and another friend …

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Bhima Koregaon and Dalit Bahujan Movement

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  Swati Kamble I began writing this piece over a month ago at the dawn of January 5th, after ruminating and having constant monologues with self about the violent attacks against Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon and the hunting down of protesting Dalit youth that followed in the next few days. I struggled to scribble down 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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‘Ghar Wapsi’: Owner of the house or servant?

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Dale Luis Menezes and Amita Kanekar With the BJP coming to power in the last Lok Sabha elections, we have witnessed increasing violence against religious minorities and their places of worship. There has been no action to curb the violence, nor even a statement of condemnation from the Centre. Instead, in the last few months, …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

The Mahar Movement’s Military Component

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  Richard B. White [I]n the Bombay Army, `the Brahmin stands shoulder to shoulder in the ranks, nay sleeps in the same tent with his Parwari [Mahar] soldier, and dreams not of any objection to the arrangement.’ –Brigadier John Jacob, Views and Opinions, 1858.   Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, is famous for being “the most …