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Dalit Women in Higher Education in Odisha

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  Saraswati Suna “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Education is a path for equal opportunity and ensures possibilities for individual growth, social mobilities and economic empowerment to the oppressed, Dalit and marginalized communities. However, education throughout Indian history has only …


Eklavya and Karna: An Understanding of Discrimination against Marginalised in Indian Education System


Ritu Mahabharata and Ramayana are considered as the biggest epics (Mahakavya) of India. These are back in popular discussion with the reruns of their TV serials on Doordarshan amid the Covid-19 crisis. Those who have access to television are watching the serials with great interest as shown by the rising TRPs of Doordarshan. Coming to …


The man who loved stories: Abhiyan Humane

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  Bijal Vachharajani  Every time someone visits our house, their eyes are riveted to two focus points – one a gigantic mural painted by friends on our living room wall, and the second, rows and rows of books. History and social justice, picture books, YA and middle grade books, comics and graphic novels, crime, politics, …


ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರು ಆಂದೋಲನ: ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆ

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  ದಿನೇಶ್ ಅಮೀನ್ ಮಟ್ಟು (Dinesh Aminmattu) 19ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದುದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ, ದೇಶದ ವಿವಿಧೆಡೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ವಿಚಾರಧಾರೆಗಳ ಸುಧಾರಣಾವಾಧಿ ಚಳವಳಿಗಳು ನಡೆದವು. ಮೊದಲನೆಯದ್ದು ರಾಜಾರಾಮ್ ಮೋಹನ್ ರಾಯ್, ದಯಾನಂದ ಸರಸ್ವತಿ, ಕೇಶವ ಸೇನ್, ರಾನಡೆ, ದೇವಿಂದ್ರನಾಥ ಠಾಕೂರ್, ಅನಿಬೆಸೆಂಟ್ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಕಲಿತ ಮೇಲ್ಜಾತಿಯಿಂದಲೇ ಬಂದವರ ನೇತೃತ್ವದ ಚಳವಳಿಗಳು. ಇವು ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ಮತ್ತು ಶೋಷಿತರಿಗಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಅನ್ಯಾಯದ ವಿರುದ್ದ ದನಿ ಎತ್ತಿದವು. ಸತಿಪದ್ದತಿ, ವಿಧವಾ ವಿವಾಹ, ವರದಕ್ಷಿಣಿ, ಮೊದಲಾದ ಬಹುಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಮೇಲ್ಜಾತಿ ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿನ ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರಿಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ …


The Story of Caste and Indian Campuses – II

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  Anoop Kumar Continued from here. His speech at the talk organised by the Ambedkarite Students’ Association at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, held on 22nd December, 2014. The speech has been transcribed by Valliammal Karunakaran. Now I would like to take you back to my engineering college days. I did my 10+2 …


Revealing the ‘Male Teacher Authority Figure’

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  Nidhin Shobhana  ‘Every Image embodies a way of seeing’ – John Berger. He enters the giant classroom in his crisp white short kurta, he walks with an ease which inspires pensive and fearful silence; he is fair-skinned, well-fed and tall, and he speaks clearly with authority. One of the most powerful images of our …


Mystery Disappearance of Majoni Das

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  Women in Governance (WinG)-India, Women Alliance on Violence Against Women and Family members of Majoni Das We will not allow Majoni to be the next in the list of those disappeared from custody mysteriously in this region. The family members have the right to know the whereabouts and safety of their daughter. The Police should …