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Exploring the Narrative History and Experiences of Meghwal Community: An Ethnographic Study

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  Mayur Helia The Meghwal community has no written history as such. Everything is in the oral form. Through this research, I have understood that a major portion of their history is lost in this process of oral history. Also, there are multiple stories which have come up over a period of time. About the …

Assertion

How can Babasaheb Ambedkar and Vivekanand go together?

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  Harish Parihar Transcript of his speech on 14th of April, 2017 at IIT, Roorkee, on the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar   Most of the aspects like economics, women empowerment, anthropology have already been spoken of by now. Coming to some different aspect I would like to say that Babasaheb was a great journalist. …

Features

हिन्दू भगवानो को परेशान मत कीजिये, रविदास बुद्ध कबीर से मार्गदर्शन लीजिये

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  Sanjay Jothe परम संत रविदास का नाम ही एक अमृत की बूँद के जैसा है. जैसे भेदभाव, छुआछूत और शोषण से भरे धर्म के रेगिस्तान में अपनेपन, समानता और भाईचारे की छाँव मिल जाए. जैसे कि प्यास से तडपते हुए आदमी को ठंडा पानी मिल जाए. ऐसे हैं संत रविदास. इनकी जितनी तारीफ़ की …

Research

Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity

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  Workshop Report on‘Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity: Mapping Dalit Cultural Heritage in Contemporary India’,7-8 December, 2012, Convened by Ronki Ram Ronki Ram 1. The topic and the goal The workshop entitled Harnessing Counter-Culture to Construct Identity: Mapping Dalit Cultural heritage in Contemporary India was organized by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and Leiden …

Heritage

Ravidas: ‘Flowering above the World of Birth’

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  Gail Omvedt  (An excerpt from the book ‘Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste’) While Nandanar has become well-known only in Tamil Nadu and has had no recorded influence on other bhakti sants, the Chamar or leatherworker, Ravidas, who lived in the 15th century, is one of the most famous of sants in north India and has …

Features

Buddhism and Politics in Uttar Pradesh: Recent Developments

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  Shiv Shankar Das Abstract: The present research note highlights the relationship and the reasons behind the association between the lower caste politics and Buddhism in Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state in India next only to China, United States, Brazil and Russia. There are three reasons behind this association. First, the currently ruling Bahujan Samaj Party’s founder …