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The Rise of the Bheem Army

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  Vinay Shende Exclusive details on the recent caste incidents in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, and the role of the Bheem Army. This report is based on a member speaking to Round Table India on the condition of anonymity. History of Bheem Army It started in a small village called Gagalhedi (name changed) in the district …


The representation gap

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  Christophe Jaffrelot, Gilles Verniers Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections produced an assembly where many voices can hardly be heard. The representation of Muslims, for instance, is at a historical …


Bandit in life, MBC in death

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by Chandrabhan Prasad German philosopher George WF Hegel understood Indians fairly well. In his Lectures On The History Of Philosophy, he denounces Indians as “monkey worshippers” who are “incoherent’ in their thought process. Nothing illustrates this better than the way Varna intelligentsia handled Phoolan Devi’s tragic death.