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The Realities of Higher Educational Institutions for Dalit Students

Sagar Kumbhare

Sagar Kumbhare “May be I was wrong, all the while, in understanding world. In understanding love, pain, life, death. There was no urgency. But I always was rushing. Desperate to start a life. All the while, some people, for them, life itself is curse. My birth is my fatal accident. I can never recover from …

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Casteism in City Colleges and Classrooms

aarushi punia

Aarushi Punia It is a common myth perpetrated by upper caste faculty, students, politicians, and media that caste superiority and casteism is exercised amongst uneducated people in the villages, and not amongst the educated in urban and academic spaces. The myth of city colleges and classrooms being caste-free stems from the unidentifiability of the conventional …

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Asserting voices of marginalized youth in university space

skasbe

Sudarshan Kasbe  In 2017 two dalit students pursuing higher education committed suicides in premier institutes of India which really shook the nation. These suicides cannot be looked at as independent events but are subject to critical scrutiny by researchers in the wake of the hierarchical structure present in Indian education system. After 73 years of …

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Eklavya and Karna: An Understanding of Discrimination against Marginalised in Indian Education System

ritu

Ritu Mahabharata and Ramayana are considered as the biggest epics (Mahakavya) of India. These are back in popular discussion with the reruns of their TV serials on Doordarshan amid the Covid-19 crisis. Those who have access to television are watching the serials with great interest as shown by the rising TRPs of Doordarshan. Coming to …

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The Students’ Struggles of Hyderabad Central University: Emergence of Dalit students’ Politics

kesava kumar

Prof. P. Kesava Kumar In recent times, the privileged public sphere named University has occupied the centre stage of Indian politics. University is often viewed as an active place of learning by holding together the diverse social and political communities. It is not only a centre for catering knowledge, it also produces knowledge. Needless to …

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‘Why we have come here to die?’

vinith

Veeravenghai Vinith Kumar This article does not presume to produce any new, ground-breaking insight. It is only a reflection of my disagreements with a film that has, for some reason received a lot of appreciation for its portrayal of the incidents that surrounded PhD scholar, Rohith Vemula’s death.  The film in question is titled ‘We …

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Rohith’s Friend Fights against Fascism: Let’s Support Vijay Kumar in the Polls!

vijay pedapudi

  Murali Ramathoti Friends, experience shows us that social movements are necessary but not sufficient to bring about long-lasting change. It also requires a strong political will and commitment which the present dispensation lacks. I trust legislative bodies, to some extent, could provide a platform for a democratic articulation of the problems of the marginalized …

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Reading Chandramohan Sathyanathan’s poetry

chanchal kumar

  Chanchal Kumar Chandramohan Sathyanathan’s poems are “plus-sized”, his poetry comes “without introduction or foreword from veterans”. By thus asserting their uniqueness and difference from the writing of his peers, he claims the historical tradition that harks back to the culture of writing of which Namdeo Dhasal is a major name, and for him personally, …