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Dalitism isn’t final, Humanism is: Panther Raja Dhale

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  Rahul Gaikwad   One always gets a feeling of being at a crossroad whenever a luminary like Panther Raja Dhale leaves this world. After Namdeo Dhasal, he was the other stellar leader and co-founder of the Dalit Panthers. The void left by these legends is very huge for Ambedkarites and the Ambedkarite movement.   …


Saba Mahmood (1962 – March 10, 2018)

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Mara Ahmed On the morning of March 11, 2018, I woke up to the incredibly sad news that Saba Mahmood had passed away. Professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, a scholar of modern Egypt, and the author of stunning books like “Politics of Piety” and more recently “Religious Difference in a Secular …


Deekshabhumi: School for Commoners

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  Mahipal Mahamatta and Adhvaidha K “Though, I was born a Hindu, I solemnly assure you that I will not die as a Hindu”, Babasaheb proclaimed in the speech delivered at Yeola in 1936. His decision was the culmination of inequality, inferiority and inhuman treatment given by Hindu religion to fellow human beings. In the modern …


हम बाबासाहब को तो मानते है पर बाबासाहब की नहीं मानते

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  डाॅ मनीषा बांगरडॉ. जे डी चन्द्रपाल  जब तक साँस चलती रहती है तब तक जीवन चलता रहता है; मगर जब साँस रूक जाती है तो जीवन समाप्त हो जाता है | मगर क्या किसी महान व्यक्ति का जीवन उनकी साँस रूकने पर थम जाता है ?  ऐसा कहा जाता है की किसी व्यकित की …


The Panther has breathed his last


  Eminent Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal passed away today (January 15th, 2014). This is the collective tribute of a group of Round Table India writers. ~ Here-in the distanceRevolution rumbles everywhereYou hear it? His poetry did not belong to the pages, for neat archiving in some anthology. It had trees, but they were leafless. It …