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Caste and Maududian antagonism: Thinking Muslim theo-politics

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  Muhammed Shah (Shan) If one reads Usthad Abul A’ala Maududi as an early new historicist of Islam, we can’t find enough reasons to dismiss his arguments. Perhaps the new historicist elements which to some extent are inherent to the Maududian understanding of Islamic historical moments, have created an aura of mysterious controversy around the …

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Kabali has roared: Why BAPSA was the real winner of the JNU student polls

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  Dhrubo Jyoti I have never been a big fan of presidential-style debates or Jawaharlal Nehru University. The former almost always reduces social justice to grandstanding and the number of hunger strikes while the latter takes itself too seriously as the citadel of equality, never mind the festering casteism, sexism and homophobia. Therefore, when I …

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Today is the day of unity of the oppressed: Rahul Sonpimple

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  Rahul Punaram Sompimple  (Following is a rough transcription and translation of Rahul Sonpimple’s speech for the Presidentital election at JNUSU delivered on 8th September, 2016. Parts of the speech had to be omitted owing to lack of a fully audible video and disturbances)  {youtube}zh5Dt3Ee1eI{/youtube} To all the people that have come here for the …

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Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi Struggles and Emerging Political Alternatives: BAPSA in JNU

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  Dalit, Adivasi and Bahujan Struggle in campuses and emerging BAPSA as a political alternative in JNU: Special reference to Rahul Punaram Sonpimple Joy Prafful Lakra Mr. Mahadev Toppo, a noted Adivasi writer has said that Adivasis have to take up ‘कलम, कूची और कैमरा’ (Pen, Paint Brush and Camera) to express themselves and extend …