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Even my children used to get assaulted: Chithralekha

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  Eramangalathu Chitralekha On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bahujan Students’ Front salutes all Bahujan revolutionaries who fought for gender equity in the oppressive casteist patriarchal system. It is due to the efforts of these valiant souls that we are here today, enabled to pen these very lines. We would like to share today …

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Babasaheb for Me Is Like an Inner Voice

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  Essay series on ‘What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means to me’ Madhura Raut It was neither my family nor my school that introduced Ambedkar to me. It was because of my friends, either classmates or facebook friends that I got introduced to Babasaheb Ambedkar. It is a fact that I never felt a strong connection with Babasaheb, …

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Madness Of Manuwad: Savitribai award for ‘author’ of Ambedkar’s writings

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  Atul Anand Recently, a New Delhi based Hindi ‘feminist’ magazine ‘Streekaal’ started an award in the name of a bahujan woman and India’s first woman teacher Savitribai Phule called ‘Savitri Bai Phule Ideologue Award’. On the 2nd of January this year, the eve of Savitribai Phule’s birth anniversary, the first ‘Savitri Bai Phule Ideologue …

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A Life Lived Well, and Lessons Thereof

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Braj Ranjan Mani Jotirao Phule, and his wife Savitribai, declared war on brahmanic-casteist culture and religion. This Maharashtrian couple presented the first major anti-caste ideology and led a mass activism against the ascriptive norms and values. Their distinct brand of socio-cultural radicalism was based on uniting all the oppressed, whom they would call stree-shudra-atishudra. (Literally, …