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The Hollowness of Noisy Bodies and a misplaced sense of student politics

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  Nasima Islam Through this brief venture of mine, I would like to address a crucial issue that covers one of the most significant problems of contemporary student politics in India. Given the kind of political climate we are encountering these days, student politics in India is perhaps the only domain of political optimism that …


Let’s read SFI as ‘Students’ Fascism of India’: Dalit & Muslim Students of Kerala

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  C Ahamed Fayiz Activists of Inquilab Students Movement were attacked by SFI hooligans at Government College, Madappally, Calicut today. Adhil Ali. A, a first year student who is pursuing BA political science, was brutally attacked by SFI goons. “We were locked up in the principal’s room and prevented from going outside the campus for …


Caste is not a Rumour – book review

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   Pranav Kuttaiah Caste is not a Rumour: The Online Diary of Rohith Vemula (Ed. Nikhila Henry, Juggernaut Books, 2016)  In a speech delivered at Nalgonda in Telangana not so long ago, noted intellectual K.Y. Ratnam said that what Rohith Vemula wrote was not a suicide note, but an introduction to Dr. Ambedkar’s classic ‘Annihilation …


ಎಬಿವಿಪಿ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದನೆ: ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾವನೆ

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  ಹಾರೋಹಳ್ಳಿರವೀಂದ್ರ (Harohalli Ravindra) ಉಗ್ರ ಹಿಂದುತ್ವವಾದಿ ವಿ.ಡಿ. ಸಾವರ್ಕರ್ “ಯಾರಿಗೆ ಭಾರತ ದೇಶ ಪಿತೃಭೂಮಿಯಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಪುಣ್ಯ ಭೂಮಿಯು ಆಗಿದಿಯೊ ಆತನೇ ಹಿಂದೂ” ಎಂದು ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾಗಿ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರನ್ನು, ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತರನ್ನು, ಪಾರಸಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಯಹೂದ್ಯರನ್ನು ಹೊರಗಿಡುವುದು ಮತ್ತು ಬೌದ್ಧ, ಜೈನ, ಸಿಖ್ಖರನ್ನು ಒಳತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳು ಇದ್ದವು ಎಂದು ಸುರೇಶ್ ಭಟ್ ಬಾಕ್ರಬೈಲು ಅವರ ‘ಕೇಸರಿ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದನೆ’ ಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಕ್ಷೀಕರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕರ್ಮ ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತ, ಜಾತಿ ಪದ್ದತಿ ಮತ್ತು ವರ್ಣವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಸಂರಚನೆಯನ್ನೇ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಹಿಂದೂಧರ್ಮ ಸಾವರ್ಕರ್ ಅಂತವರ …