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Dr. Ambedkar

From the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat

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  Bahishkrit Bharat (Untouchable India) The following is from an editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for one of the issues of the newspaper Bahishkrit Bharat published in 1927! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Institute in Social Growth, Kolhapur. Translated by Dr. B.R. Kamble. ~ …

Features

The Semiotics of Fandry

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  Nilesh Kumar “Wisdom is born in pain, suppression and insult. Experiences lead to the creation of best works” Kannada poet Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy said in a speech at Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Madikeri, early this year. Director/writer Nagraj Manjule too, in his debut feature film ‘Fandry’ (pig in Kaikadi language), with his indelible …

Assertion

Jind Protest at Haryana Bhavan on September 18

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  Protest at Haryana Bhavan on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, at 2 pm Asha Kowtal Community protests at Jind, followed by petitions and meetings with concerned officers and ministers, Fact finding investigation, media coverage, Mashaal rally at Jantar mantar and several other actions – the result is that even after 23 days of the rape …

Assertion

UK Parliament outlaws Caste-Based Discrimination

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  Eleventh hour change from the Government turned 1000 protesters into 1000 partygoers For the third time in 6 weeks, Dalit groups, communities and campaign organisations made a call to rally in Parliament Square to continue to urge the government to do the necessary to legislate against caste discrimination in the UK. Our call was …

Thought

Kashi secured, now for the Atlantic

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Chandra Bhan Prasad (First pubished in April 2003) “How could Maya do it, without the cow-belt having undergone a cultural revolution?” the ecstatic D Shyam Babu, a new age Dalit scholar, exclaimed. We were analysing the BSP’s triumph in the UP Assembly elections and, sitting glued to the news channels, watching Brahman/Rajput/Bania MLAs pay obeisance …