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Ganesh, Gandhi, Goumutra: The many scams of Brahminism

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  Obed Manwatkar “Hinduism  is not a religion, it’s a disease.” ~ Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar On 9th November 2014, Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, a senior Journalist of the so-called ‘mainstream electronic media’ tweeted to the world that Mr. Manohar Parrikar and Mr. Suresh Prabhu were elected as full cabinet ministers. He proclaimed his ‘Saraswat Pride’ in that …

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Archiving the Complex Genealogies of Caste and Sexuality: An Interview with Dr. Anjali Arondekar

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  Anjali Arondekar This interview emerged as a series of email exchanges between Rohan Arthur and Dr. Anjali Arondekar who works on the Gomantak Maratha Samaj archives, following Rohan’s tribute essay on Kishori Amonkar titled Kishori Amonkar: Assertion, Erasure, Reclamation. The interview was conducted with inputs from James Michael and Akshay Pathak. Can you describe the historical origins …

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Sardesai, Caste Pride, and The Kalyug of Inverted Logic

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  Gaurav Somwanshi So a few days ago Rajdeep Sardesai tweeted1, “Big day for my Goa. Two GSBs, both talented politicians, become full cabinet ministers. Saraswat pride!” (GSB= Goud Saraswat Brahmin) That led to some criticism which was conveniently dubbed as “abuse and hate mail” by Sardesai in a follow-up article2 on Hindustan Times where …