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The twice born parasite

Dhamma Darshan

Dhamma Darshan Nigam The COVID-19 pandemic has made clearly visible the deep chasm of inequality in the Indian society: it is our Bahujan folks who are suffering the most. However, for the Brahminical media and academia (BMA), their suffering is just a “poverty” issue, they portray that people are suffering just because they are poor. …


How egalitarian is EPW?

dilip mandal india today 1

  Dilip Mandal “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Barack Hussain Obama, quoting Atticus Finch, in his farewell speech on 10th January, 2017.1 It all started with a paper in EPW. Professor Vivek Kumar, …


Caste, corruption and romanticism

kancha ilaiah

  Kancha Ilaiah The Dalit-Bahujan theory or Ambedkarism cannot negotiate with funny theories of sociologists like Ashis Nandy. The best way to counter them is to write a better theory. Utsa Patnaik, a noted economist said in a small note that she circulated “Ashis Nandy had earlier made approving remarks on the 1988 Deorala burning …