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The Misunderstood Identity Of Adivasis: An Overview

Chhotelal Kumar  Adivasis are often referred to as ‘aboriginal’, ‘autochthonous’, or ‘tribal’. However, the government classified them as Scheduled Tribes, which is more of an administrative status than a meaningful community classification. This classification generalises everyone, and it is an example of colonial continuity. However, there is a distinction between being Adivasi and being Tribal. …


Beyond Dalitness: Start Annihilating Caste and Claiming Humanness

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Milind Thokal The process of learning and unlearning is inevitable and will continue forever but some basic concepts must always remain at the core where we must never have any confusion, keeping it more simple, straightforward, and to the point. Let’s start with the very basic word ‘Dalit’. Dalit is a Sanskrit word that means …


Adivasis overcoming the Corona pandemic: An Adivasi perspective

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Chevuri Sathish Kumar The Adivasis have resided in different geographical locations throughout India. This includes majorly tribes-dominated areas in Jharkhand, northeastern states and central India, western India and also in south India. Since the UNO’s declaration in 1993 of the international decade of the indigenous peoples, the category Adivasi has become a powerful point of …


Asserting voices of marginalized youth in university space


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 …


Economic criteria in reservation: An invitation to counter-revolution

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  Suresh Mane   Rahul Gaikwad: Sir, I would like to know, in the present context, the implications of 10% reservations that is being given to the upper castes and how this particular kind of reservation come about?   Dr. Mane: To understand the Reservation policy, one needs to have a comprehensive understanding. When I …


Issues with 10% Upper Caste Reservation: “Politics of Presence” or “Electoral Strategy”?

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Rajanikanta Gochhayat Is the latest quota move by the NDA government led by BJP an issue of group representation of the upper castes or an electoral strategy before the 2019 general election? It is both the ‘politics of presence’ and ‘electoral strategies’, bringing some inputs to the reservation debate too. The ‘politics of presence’ talks …


Caste Atrocities and Government Accountability

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  S Kumar  Rohith Chakravarti Vemula (30 January 1989 – 18 January 2016) was a PhD student at the Central University of Hyderabad and his suicide on 18 Jan 2016 sparked an outrage throughout India, highlighting the cases of systemic discrimination in educational campuses across India. Many cases of caste atrocities have been reported recently. …


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  ಡಾ. ಅರುಣ್ ಜೋಳದಕೂಡ್ಲಿಗಿ (Dr Arun Joladkudligi) ಈಚೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಕೈಗೊಂಡ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಕೃತಿ ‘ಗಂಟಿಚೋರ ಸಮುದಾಯ’ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಡಾ.ಬಿ.ಆರ್.ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್ ಸಂಶೋಧನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಿಂದ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಈ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಫಲಿತಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುವೆ. ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಬಂದು 69 ವರ್ಷವಾದರೂ ಕೆಲವು ಚಿಕ್ಕಪುಟ್ಟ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಸಮಗ್ರ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಅಲಭ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ. ಹೀಗೆ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳೇ ಅಲಭ್ಯವಾದಾಗ ಸರಕಾರ ಅಥವಾ ಪ್ರಭುತ್ವಗಳು ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳುವ ಜನಕಲ್ಯಾಣದ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು ದಿಕ್ಕು ತಪ್ಪುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇಂದು ಬದಲಾದ ಕಾಲಘಟ್ಟದ ಸೆಳೆತಕ್ಕೆ …