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Poverty of Philosophy within Liberals in Understanding Anti-Caste Politics

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  Omprakash Mahato There are social scientists who develop their views on caste through textual means, attending conferences and seminars, observing society from a distance etc. While reading textbooks is the conventional way, some scholars tend to develop their ‘theories’ from watching Bollywood movies, reading newspapers,viewing newsroom studios debates, discussing and debating with research scholars …

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From Atrocities to Affirmative Action: The Only Solution is Annihilation of Caste

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  Dipankar Kamble Since last couple of months many issues are coming to the fore in the news. This includes the Supreme Court’s ruling on SC/ST POA Act and Dalit outrage (#BharatBandh) and the counter protest by Savarnas against reservation policy and call for Bandh. First, we need to understand that what was the objective of …

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Moving on the path of Buddhism gave me a new birth

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  Manjula Pradeep Time flies, but memories remain, especially those which have been very painful, as they make us grow into the persons we are. Painful memories teach us lessons, but also give us realizations and experiences that mould our lives. I have turned 48 and here in my life story, I want to focus …

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“#Notinmyname”: A ‘guilt’ in the conscience

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   Dharmaraj Kumar ‘Not in my name’, says A. ‘In whose name then?’, asks B. ‘You mean, not in your name this time, right?’ asks C. ‘Of course, it lies not in your name. It is only in ‘their’ name. You just don’t worry.’, D replies curtly. ‘I just say “not in my name”, rest …

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Ambedkarism Is the Path of a New Liberated Democratic World

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 Chalo Thiruvananthapuram Article Series – Part 1 Sathy Angamali Democracy is a total world view that human kind could attain through ideological discourses. But the root cause to the problems that we are entangled in lies in the fact that in contemporary India, not only the fundamental values of democracy are rejected, but the majority …

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Chalo Thiruvananthapuram – Wipe Out Caste Colonies! Reconstruct the Kerala Model!

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  [Via Santhosh Kumar] On January 29, 2017 “Chalo Thiruvananthapuram” movement heralds from the protest fronts of Chengara with the mission to ensure equal justice for the marginalised in the domains of land ownership, housing facilities, employment and rights to resources. Jignesh Mewani, the acclaimed leader who engineered the Una Protest March in Gujarat will inaugurate …

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Wherever Caste exists in the World, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable

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  Dr Manisha Bangar NVP BAMCEF In India, and wherever in the world Caste exists, Ambedkar and Marx will remain Irreconcilable. Starting from the happenings in Hyderabad Central University in August 2015 when the students of ASA were ostracized, more so from the time of the Institutional murder of Rohith Vemula in January 2016, from …

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Remembering Bitter Truths on the way to Udupi

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  Dr C S Dwarakanath Jignesh Mevani, a young dalit leader who has inspired many across the country with his protests against the flogging of Dalits in Una, Gujarat, along with Lolaksha, a dalit intellectual from Karnataka and myself were travelling from Mangalore Airport to Udupi for the valedictory event of the Udupi Chalo Rally …