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Literature of Black Panthers & Dalit Panther: A comparative study

  Kundan Kamble Introduction This paper undertakes a comparative study between the Black Power Movement in America and the Dalit Movement in India. The study between these two movements will show the similarities and differences between race in the American context and caste in the Indian context. To bring forward these features I have analyzed …

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The God: Clashing Visions of the Jews and Brahmins

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    Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd The Idea of The God The idea of God even in the twenty first century rules the global human mind more than the state, and the constitutional laws. There is also fear and reverence of God more than just the idea of God. Though rationalism, secularism and liberalism emerged as a …

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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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“Axone” and the Question of Racism in India

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  Veewon Thokchom With the release of the Bollywood movie “Axone” directed by Nicholas Kharkonger, a debate on racism has been ignited. Though the movie could not have been worse than it is when it comes to racism, it at least has sparked off a discourse on racism faced by “Northeast” yellow people in Indian …

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An Enquiry Beyond Citizenship Amendment Bill

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  Veewon Thokchom  The question of migrant population in the “Northeast” – Land of the rising sun, Land of festivals, Scotland of the East, Jewel of India – has always remained elusive in the popular discourse of the country, just as the question of occupation in Kashmir – a Paradise on Earth. These artfully contrived …

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Ambedkar and Du Bois: In Common Pursuit of Equality & Justice

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  P. Dayanandan B. R. Ambedkar. Indian Flag in the backdrop. W.E.B. Du Bois. Flag of Ghana in the backdrop. (Du Bois illustration courtesy: Sarah Rogers, The Daily Beast, 04-10-2017) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar corresponded with the prominent American Black leader Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois in his effort to explore every possible avenue …

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Workers of The World Unite- but those in Somalia & Attapadi stay back for we are Mallus

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  Georgy Kuruvila Roy It seems like the dust has settled upon the Modi’s Somalia remarks. But still an uneasy feeling continues to haunt us. It is as if something is still rotting after the competition is over and the winner was pronounced. The smell seems so strong that one is forced to look for …