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The Butcher Loves Me a Lot – Reading the poems of Loknath Yashwant

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  Chanchal Kumar The critic Walter Benjamin, talking about a piece of literature, says that the truth content of the work becomes more relevant only if it is bound up with its subject matter “inconspicuously and intimately”. If we go by this explanation then Loknath Yashwant’s volume places a mirror to us, in order that …


Life and Social Philosophy of His Divine Holiness Narayana Guru

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Harshkumar Kugwe It is commendable that the government of Karnataka is celebrating the birthday of the great thinker Sri Narayana Guru as an official ceremony. It is definitely a means of showing respect to the great religious thinker and social reformer. Unfortunately, though, the situation has become such that whenever governments celebrate birthdays, it is …


Dalit Panther – The graph of courage of Mumbai’s youth

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J V Pawar This is a translation of a 1973 Dalit Panther pamphlet, the original in Marathi can be read here. Dalit Panther is a one and half years old today. In this period, its activities have silenced its enemies. Mumbai is the center of many movements today. And every person is carrying an activist …


Is Fascism knocking at the door?

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  Dr. Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy Valedictory Speech delivered at Vidrohi Sahitya Sammelana held on 24-12-2017 in Shahada, Nandurbar district, Maharashtra Hon. President of the Sammelana, the dignitaries on the Dais and the august literary audience before me. I am extremely happy to be present here today for two reasons. One is my poems are getting published …


Munnar: To the Destroyers and Hijackers of the Protest, and the Media – Gomathi speaks

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  Gomathi G “Why are you so scared of this protest by us three women?“ The unpleasant incidents of yesterday (Thursday), that happened around midnight in the temporary protest tent of Pomplai Orumai near the Gandhi square in the Munnar market road, reveal certain things. It includes the plan of certain political parties to completely …


The Written World and Dalit Bahujan and Adivasi Women – SAVARI’s Editor Sruthi Herbert

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  Gurinder Azad SAVARI describes itself as: “We are adivasi, bahujan and dalit women. Here we share our thoughts about our lives and the society we live in, including conflicts with the self, family and community. These are perspectives from our history, and our dreams for the future. Here we are in conversations with each …


ಪತ್ರಿಕೋದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ದಲಿತರು ಎಲ್ಲಿ?


  ದಿನೇಶ್ ಅಮಿನ್ ಮಟ್ಟು (Dinesh Aminmattu) ನನಗೆ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರು ರೋಲ್ ಮಾಡೆಲ್ ಅಂತ ಕೇಳಿದರೆ ಅದು ಬಾಬಾಸಾಹೇಬ್ ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್. ಇದನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ಸಂದರ್ಭಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದೇನೆ ಮತ್ತೇ ಅದನ್ನೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಬಾಬಾ ಸಾಹೇಬ್ ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್ ಅವರು ಸಂವಿಧಾನ ಶಿಲ್ಪಿ, ದಲಿತರ ನಾಯಕ, ಏನೆಲ್ಲಾ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅದರ ಜೊತೆ ಅವರೊಬ್ಬ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರೂ ಆಗಿದ್ದರು ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ನಾವು ಮರೆತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ೧೯೨೦ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಕ ನಾಯಕ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಅವರು ಪ್ರಾರಂಭ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅದರ ಎಡಿಟೋರಿಯಲ್ ಗಳ ಒಂದು ಪುಸ್ತಕ …