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Secularism and the Maintenance of Caste Hierarchies: Notes from Sikh Studies

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  Pritam Singh Tinna (This paper was presented at Young Researchers’ Conference, Beyond the Icon: Ambedkar’s Legacy for Our Times held at Ambedkar University Delhi on the 23rd of February 2018) In an opinion article published in the Hindu dated September 3, 2001, Andre Beteille, taking notes from M.N Srinivas writes: “It would be unthinkable …


Dr. Ambedkar’s Invaluable Advice on the Sikh Right to Self-rule

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  Sardar Ajmer Singh This article is an excerpt from S. Ajmer Singh’s book “Biswi Sadi Ki Sikh Rajneeti: Ek Ghulami Se Dusri Ghulami Tak” (The Sikh Politics of the 20th Century: From One Slavery to Another) On the circumstances emerging after the partition of Punjab, and the creation of a Self-ruled Sikh state After …


Will Sikh Leaders install Hindu Gods in the Golden Temple?


Pardeep Attri The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history, Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will …


Neobrahmanism, human rights and social democracy

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Braj Ranjan Mani (First published in 2009) The image of India is that of a democratic, multicultural, inclusive society. But more often than not, appearances are not reality. India is a republic—a secular, socialist, democratic republic—where millions of children, women and men remain demoralised, enslaved to the powerful, crying out for fundamentals of life. Fragmented …