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COVID-19 and the failures of India’s healthcare system

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  Dr Manisha Bangar (Round Table India has been hosting a series of online talks by activists and thinkers on issues of importance to the Bahujan. This is the transcript of Dr Manisha Bangar’s talk on July 25th, 2020) Thank you so much for inviting me to give this very important talk, ‘COVID-19 and the failures …

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OBC Quota: Reservation without Accommodation

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  Raja Choudhary    Public universities and colleges in India have an insufficient number of hostels in India. Even so, the Government of India has no further plan for new hostels. As per the All India Survey of Higher Education (2015-16), there are 799 Universities, 39,071 Colleges, and 11,923 Stand Alone Institutions listed on AISHE …

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We have ‘Judiciary in India’ and not ‘Judiciary of India’: Sthabir Khora

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  Sthabir Khora (Transcript of his speech at the ‘Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation‘ held on 25th of Feb, 2019 at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai.) Jai Bhim to all, Jai Bhim. The Honorable Mane sir, Kuffirda, …

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The Bahujan have a common enemy: Kuffir

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Kuffir  (Transcript of his speech at the ‘Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation‘ held on 25th of Feb, 2019 at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai.) Thank you. Jai Bhim. I have listened to all the speakers. They …

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10% EWS: Conceived by Courts and Delivered by Cong-RSS and BJP

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Ayaz Ahmad Abhishek: How did the 124th amendment bill and 103rd CA Act come about? Ayaz: The constitutional debate in courts around reservation from 1950 onwards focused on reducing reservation to an exceptional policy instrument. Towards this end, the principle of formal equality as enshrined under Articles 15(1) and 29(2) were given primacy over the principle …

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ദേശത്തിന്റെ നാമത്തിൽ: ഇന്ത്യൻ യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റികളിലെ ജാതി ചരിത്രവൽക്കരിക്കുമ്പോൾ (ജവഹർലാൽ നെഹ്രു യൂനിവേഴ്‌സിറ്റിയെ മുൻനിർത്തിയുള്ള പഠനം)

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  Nidhin Donald (നിധിൻ ഡൊണാൾഡ്) (Translated into Malayalam by Abhijith Baawa) ആമുഖം: സർവ്വകലാശാല എന്ന ‘ആശയ’വും ജനാധിപത്യം, ദേശ നിർമ്മാണം(nation building), വിജ്ഞാനോൽപ്പാദനം എന്നിവയുമായുള്ള അതിന്റെ ബന്ധവും സാമൂഹ്യശാസ്‌ത്രജ്ഞരും നയരൂപീകരണ വിദഗ്ധരും പലപ്പോഴും ആഴത്തിലുള്ളതും ചരിത്രപരവുമായ വിശകലനങ്ങൾക്കും സംവാദങ്ങൾക്കും വിധേയമാക്കിയിട്ടുണ്ട്‌.1 എന്നാൽ അത്തരം വിശകലനങ്ങൾ പലപ്പോഴും സർവകലാശാലകൾ സ്ഥാപിക്കുകയും രൂപവൽക്കരിക്കുകയും നിലനിർത്തുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നതിൽ അടങ്ങിയിരിക്കുന്ന സാമൂഹിക ഘടനകളുടെയും അതിന്റെ പ്രവർത്തനത്തിന്റെയും വ്യക്തവും (perceptive) ചരിത്രപരവുമായ പരിശോധനയായിരുന്നില്ല. മറ്റൊരു തരത്തിൽ പറഞ്ഞാൽ, യൂനിവേഴ്‌സിറ്റികൾ എന്ന ആശയം പലപ്പോഴും …

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Institutional Discrimination in Academic Agrahara

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  Bansidhar Deep “When equality is denied everything is denied. There is no equality in M.Phil/Ph.D admission, there is no equality in viva-voce, there is only denial of equality, denying prof. SukhadeoThorat recommendation, denying students protest places in Ad-block, denying the education of the marginals.”~ Muthukrishnan’s (Rajni Krish) last FB post. Caste system in India …

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Social Justice and Student Activism Within the Brahmanical Educational System

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  Anoop Kumar I believe every educational institution in this country, especially the so called ‘national’ ones have been deliberately designed in a way to exclude the majority of Indians and to term them as ‘non meritorious’ at the expense of a very small upper caste English speaking elite.  It is a conspiracy. It is …

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In the name of the Nation: Historicizing Caste in Indian Universities

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  Nidhin Shobhana In the name of the Nation: Historicizing Caste in Indian Universities (with special reference to Jawaharlal Nehru University) Setting up the Stage The ‘idea’ of a university and its connections to democracy, nation-building and knowledge production have been historically discussed and debated by several social scientists and policy-makers in great depth1. Such discussions have …