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Dealing with old foes: Perpetual Exclusion and Loneliness

akshit sangomla

Akshit Sangomla My name is Akshit Sangomla. I work as a senior reporter at the Down To Earth magazine in Delhi. I report and write stories on climate change, natural disasters, astronomy, artificial intelligence and other science (and technology) related topics – something that Rohith Vemula would have loved to do but was not allowed …

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Social Distancing and the Contours of Caste

Nisha Dedhwal

Nisha Dedhwal The term ‘Social Distancing’ held/holds/shall hold different meanings in the Indian past, present and future. The term being social in nature holds the potential to be approached distinctly by people belonging to different socio-economic-caste-gender-cultural backgrounds. Messages from different brands, celebrities endorsing ‘Social Distancing’ are being widely shared as part of an awareness campaign …

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Balmikis in Education: A Study of Exclusion and Discrimination

anju devi

  Anju Devi Balmiki community is highly discriminated by this society since long. Despite the various government programs which are aimed at the development of this community, discrimination and exclusion continues to be important factors in the low educational status of such marginalised communities. Within a broader discourse of educational attainment of the marginalised communities, …

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Revisiting Mahad Satyagraha in 21st century India

amar khade

  Amar Khade The Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India, declared “20 March” as “Social Empowerment Day” to commemorate Mahad Satyagraha by Dr B R Ambedkar, in the press release of 20 March 2003. Brief History of Mahad Satyagraha The Mahad Satyagraha was launched by Dr B R Ambedkar under his organization Bahishkrit Hitakarini …

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First Day at the ‘National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women in India’

lalita lal

The National Tribunal – Violence against Dalit Women in India (on 30th September and 1st October, 2013, at the Constitution Club in New Delhi) was conceived in the hope that it would be ‘one small step in the long and arduous journey of Dalit women for reclaiming their rights‘. Asha Kowtal very succinctly expressed the …