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How to turn a murder into suicide: Sumitra Bhave’s ‘Kasav’

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Rahul Gaikwad Every now and then one comes across some or the other celebrated so-called progressive leader/writer/activist who turns out to be absolutely shallow, superfluous and even hypocritical upon closer examination. This has been the case with Vijay Tendulkar and his Kanyadaan drama; or Pandit Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade where he portrayed Ambedkarite assertion …

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Ardh Satya and the half-truths of parallel cinema

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  Rahul Gaikwad So the other day, I was just thinking about how and when anti-corruption rhetoric got currency in this society. We saw it at its full ugly zenith during the India Against Corruption campaign led by the Anna Hazare and Kejriwal duo, well aided by the mainstream media. Suddenly, I was reminded me …

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This lockdown is affecting bahujans badly: Adv Soniya Gajbhiye

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  Adv Soniya Gajbhiye (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Rahul Gaikwad: Jai Bhim, Soniya! I have been following your relief work during this pandemic lockdown for almost past 2 months through your fb updates. Can you please tell us what kind …

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Dalitism isn’t final, Humanism is: Panther Raja Dhale

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  Rahul Gaikwad   One always gets a feeling of being at a crossroad whenever a luminary like Panther Raja Dhale leaves this world. After Namdeo Dhasal, he was the other stellar leader and co-founder of the Dalit Panthers. The void left by these legends is very huge for Ambedkarites and the Ambedkarite movement.   …

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How Constitutional and Progressive is the 10% EWS legislation?

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  Round Table India A Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation. On 25th February, 2019, at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai. Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Where is the Data?Where is the Survey?Where is the Parliamentary …

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Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai

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On Saturday, 23rd January, 20163:30 PM – 7:00 PMAt: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098 Chief Guests  J. V. Pawar, eminent writer and founding member of the Dalit Panthers;Dr Suresh Mane, Former Head of Law Department, University of Mumbai;Sunil Khobragade, Editor-in-Chief, Mahanayak  Speakers  Dr Sangeeta Pawar, …

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The Colonization of Ambedkar: Caste Politics behind Roy-Navayana’s Appropriation of Annihilation of Caste ~ A Discussion

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  The Colonization of Ambedkar: Caste Politics behind Roy-Navayana’s Appropriation of Annihilation of Caste ~ A Discussion Date: 21st December, 2014  Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Venue: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus, Santacruz (East) Organised by ~ SC, ST, OBC Students and Teachers Association, University of Mumbai (special thanks to …