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North American whites are also oppressed by the American empire

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  [SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic]  Pushpendra: Hi Akil. Let us start with your brief introduction for the readers in India. Akil: For the future audiences, I am Akil Bakari, a long time activist here in America. I have worked for the …

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Some Thoughts on Manipur and Asad Haider’s book, Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump

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  Jackson RK Racism is a face producing machine. It gives a face to the living things, non-living things, and, this time, to an entity that is both a living and a non-living thing at the same time: virus. As the world shrinks into private rooms in the aftermath of the corona-virus pandemic, racism succeeded …

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Why Brahminism survived even in the times of Corona

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Kalyani K COVID-19 as a pandemic has affected the population across geographies irrespective of people’s nationality, class, race, caste etc. The virus causes the same symptoms and can affect almost anyone. But can one claim COVID-19 virus is a global equalizer? The question needs a contextual understanding of the ways in which social realities around …

Gender

Beauty, Femininity and the Politics of ‘Desire’

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Noel Mariam George The recent crowning of a biracial black woman as Miss World made news as it made full circle with four other wins by biracial black and black women in the biggest beauty pageant. Not many understand beauty pageants as political; however what can be more political than a contest in which nations …

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Black Brahmins, Black Muslims: Matriliny and Psychology of race in India

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  Umar Nizar In the wake of the election of Narendra Modi, the sociologist Shiv Vishwanathan made the startling claim that Modi’s OBC credentials were obliterated by the fact of his fair skin, which for working class Indians heralded upper class antecedents. (Shiv Vishwanathan himself was caught in a rather strange double bind, having supported …

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Behind the Eyes: International Short Film Festival, Satara 2019

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  Satara is a city in Maharashtra that is known for its culture, history and socio-political movements, and hence, also for its artists, film-makers and activists. Though the city has given the nation good filmmakers, it has been quite unfortunate that these filmmakers have not been in the native film industry i.e., the Marathi film …

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Ambedkarite Movement after Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and contribution of Bahujan Women

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  Sheetal Kamble (The text of her speech ‘Ambedkarite Movement after Dr. Babashaeb Ambedkar and the contribution of Dalit-Bahujan Women’ at IIT Mumbai. It was the Second Lecture in ‘The Savitribai Phule – Fatima Sheikh Lecture Series’ and was organized by Ambedkarite Students Collective, IIT Mumbai on 18th April, 2019.) I would like to thank the Ambedkarite …