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Logarithmic castes in Kerala and exponential pride

nair service society

Navin Sambrani While the caste elite, being twice born enjoy the exponentially `squared ‘ status, the Keralite caste elite, savouring their status owing to erstwhile informal marital alliances with the twice born, are its logarithmic inverse (square rooted, to the power of two) counterparts. Life thus shrinks into itself, in all its tropical pestilence. Shashi …

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Why and How the Government Fails to Remove Caste-Based Manual Scavenging in India!

ajay rahulwad

Ajay Rahulwad Introduction Manual scavenging is a caste-ridden occupation done by manual scavengers, workers who clean human excreta manually, meaning, with hands. If one would want to understand why these workers have to do this job, one has to look at its genesis in the caste-based occupational stratification in India. It is said that, “All …

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Caste System and Mechanization of Human Feelings

hemangi kadlak

Hemangi Kadlak Caste is not only the mechanism that runs Indian society, but it also turns human feelings mechanical. We have been becoming less human and more machines as we watch, hear about atrocities on other human beings but there is no alert system to prevent or punish the culprits. Rapes are seen as daily …

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Silent Revolution – The Shudras towards an Enlightened India

subal meher

Subal Meher Babasaheb said, “They cannot make history who forget history”. The term ‘Shudra’ is very difficult to understand. Who are/were they; how did they come to be known by this name? How did they become the fourth varna in the Indo-Aryan society? Many questions like this come up when one tries to understand the …

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Mahatma Phule’s Thoughts on Caste-Patriarchy: A Critical Evaluation

prof sachin garud

  Sachin Garud It is a well-known fact that at the time of India’s national movement, there was another movement known as the movement of social engineering or social revolution, led by Mahatma Phule, who had pioneered the foundation of a social revolution in India. Although contemporary thinkers like Ram Mohan Roy, Justice M.G. Ranade …

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मैं परस्पर सम्मान या जन सम्मान की राजनीति के पक्ष में हूँ: अशोक भारती

Ashok-Bharti

  संजय जोठे (Sanjay Jothe) अशोक भारती, संक्षिप्त परिचय: अशोक भारती नेशनल कन्फेडरेशन ऑफ़ दलित एंड आदिवासी राइट्स (NACDOR) के संस्थापक हैं और इस संस्था के माध्यम से भारत के 23 राज्यों में दलित आदिवासी अधिकार की लड़ाई लड़ते रहे हैं. श्री भारती अशोका फेलो भी हैं. एक आइईएस अधिकारी रह चुके श्री भारती ने …

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ಭಾರತದ ಮೊದಲ ಮಹಿಳಾ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ಮಾತೆ ಸಾವಿತ್ರಿಬಾಯಿ ಫುಲೆ

savita hosamani

  ಸವಿತಾ ಹೊಸಮನಿ (Savita Hosamani)   ಭಾರತದ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಸ್ಪೃಶ್ಯರಷ್ಟೇ ಶೋಷಣೆಗೆ ಒಳಗಾದ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ವರ್ಗವೆಂದರೆ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು. ಮನುಸಂವಿಧಾನದ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಮಹಿಳೆ ವಿದ್ಯೆ ಕಲಿಯಲು ಅರ್ಹಳಲ್ಲ. ಮಹಿಳೆಯರ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಹರಣದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಭಾಗ ವಿದ್ಯೆಯೇ ಆಗಿತ್ತೆನ್ನಬಹುದು. ಯಾಕೆಂದರೆ ಮಹಿಳೆ ಯಾವತ್ತಿಗೂ ಅಡಿಯಾಳಾಗಿಯೇ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ಮನುವಿನ ಮಸಲತ್ತಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ತಂದೆಯ, ಯೌವ್ವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಗಂಡನ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಪ್ಪಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಗ ಅವಳನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ಮನುಶಾಸನವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೆಣ್ಣನ್ನು ಅಬಲೆ ಎಂಬ ನೆಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವಳನ್ನು ಗುಲಾಮಗಿರಿಗೆ ನೂಕಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ವೇದಕಾಲದಿಂದಲೂ ವಿದ್ಯೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಕೆಲವೇ ಜನರ …