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We the people: Dismantling Legitimacy of Coercive Power- Part 4

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  Pranav Jeevan P “If a larger country oppresses a smaller country, I’ll stand with the smaller country. If the smaller country has majoritarian religion that oppresses minority religions, I’ll stand with minority religions. If the minority religion has caste and one caste oppresses another caste, I’ll stand with the caste being oppressed. In the …

Thought

Create Dalit Economy the way Dalit Sahitya was created: Chandra Bhan Prasad

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad and Pushpendra Johar in a discussion: this is a part of the series of interviews, talks, articles that SAVARI and Round Table India are trying to put together to gather the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the second part of the discussion; the first part is here.  Pushpendra: …

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Sweet Country: Domination, Land, and Law

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  Mukesh Kumar Australian director Warwick Thornton’s recently released film Sweet Country, which is making a buzz on the global scene, unfolds the relationship of power and domination within the purview of the colonial settlers’ encounter with the aboriginal people. The film set in the 1920s in the mesmerising landscape of Northern Territory near Alice Springs …

Assertion

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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Annotations on the Indian shore: Cultural Pedagogy of the Writings of Oppressors and its Faultlines

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   Yogesh Maitreya Alongside social and economic capital, cultural capital is one important source from which power flows in any society. Culture of any country is always that which is perceived as culture by the dominant (oppressor) groups, neglecting that of the oppressed. Writing, regardless of genre, is often used as one of the major …

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A Glass Menagerie for the Bahujans—Annihilation of Caste and Gandhi’s Wards

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  James Michael and Akshay Pathak “His statues—dressed in garish blue, holding a copy of the Constitution—have been put up in city after city” ~ Arun Shourie, Worshipping False Gods “All the same, Ambedkar’s followers have kept his legacy alive in creative ways. One of those ways is to turn him into a million mass-produced …

Thought

‘Power is not only our legitimate right but also an asset’: Thol. Thirumavalavan

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Speech delivered by Thol. Thirumavalavan, M.P., and President, Liberation Panthers Party (VCK) at ‘South Asia Parliamentarians’ Conference on Dalit Concerns’ ~Enabling Equity & Inclusion~ on 8th -9th December 2013, in Kathmandu, Nepal ~   Respected Chairperson Mr. Paul Divakar, Co-chairperson Mr. Yam Bahadur Kisan, Respected Panel Members of this session – Mr. Ranendra Barali, Mr. …

Gender

Whipping up ‘critical pedagogy’: Uncritical defense of NCERT’s violence

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Savari (Round Table India thanks Savari for sharing this article) Universally, the imagery of a whip evokes the reality of violence throughout human history. The whip is inseparable from violence against slaves, dalits, women, animals and children. Almost all histories of protest against injustice, be it feminism, anti-slavery, anti-caste or anti-apartheid movements have protested and …