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Caste Capital: Historical habits of Savarna Academicians and their Brahmastras

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  Sumit Turuk Growing up as a child in the Dom caste in a village in Odisha made me a close witness to some of the most dehumanizing and filthiest jobs my community that were imposed upon us by the Hindu caste society. Dom caste considered to be one of the lowest in the caste …

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Upper Caste Hegemony Through Linguistic Chauvinism: Some Glimpses from Odisha

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  Sumit Turuk “Language enforced by the upper castes of this country on the marginalized communities is just like the Vasuki snake from the Samudra manthan (churning of the ocean episode in Bhagvata Purana) where the Devas (the upper caste linguistic chauvinists) get all control over the wealth and riches (knowledge production, hegemony, perpetuation of …

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A regressive campus feeling the Ambedkarite heat

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  Sumit Turuk Jai Bhim was never a slogan among the “progressives”, who are in fact regressive, of JNU until around mid 2015. It grew louder among them post Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, considering the imminent threat of Dalit Bahujan Student assertion which started gaining a much powerful form across campuses in India. The anti-caste …