Showing 42 Result(s)
Features

Did Savarkar believe in and promote untouchability?

sukhdeve

  Harishchandra Sukhdeve      “… When these Mahar ‘untouchable’ folk coming from Sanatan Hindu majority villages go back to their villages now after embracing Buddhism at Nagpur will they be considered ‘touchables’ only because they have now embraced Buddhism? It is impossible.”    This is a quote from his article published on 30 October, …

Features

100 Years of the Mangaon Conference for the Rights of the Untouchables

babasaheb shahu maharaj

  Somnath Waghmare In 1920, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, aged 29, had just returned to India after completing his M.A and PhD at the University of Columbia in the USA. He began dialogues and meetings with the Dalit community for social rights. Mangaon is a village 20 kilometers away from Kolhapur city in Maharashtra, which was …

Features

The Apatheism of the Buddha and Babasaheb’s decision to convert to Buddhism

suresh ravichandran

  Suresh Ravichandran ~ According to this doctrine (Patit Samutpad – Dependent Origination), the question whether God exists or does not exist is not the main question. Nor is the question whether God created the universe the real question. The real question is how did the creator create the world. The justification for the belief …

Features

The eternal relevance of Dr. Ambedkar and his philosophy

Gagarin S

  Sirra Gagarin “Time is infinite and the earth is vast. There will be born a man who will appreciate what I say” (Bhavabhuti) is the hope expressed by Babasaheb Ambedkar referring to his mission and philosophy. In India primordial loyalties are too strong to recognise the intrinsic worth of an individual unless s/he belongs …

Features

Ambedkar’s long neglected philosophy of education

amritha upendra

  Upendra Sonpimple and Amritha Mohankumar Amplifying ignored voices through education: Drawing lines with Ambedkar Abstract  Education deals with philosophy- from its pedagogy to its impact on individuals and members of society. While individuals and communities carry their identities, in social and educational spheres the pedagogy of oppression also had its roots in education, where …

Assertion

African Americans Call for End to Oppression of Dalits

default image

On January 15, 2014, in commemoration of the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., several prominent African American Legacy Families, descendants of those whom directly experienced unspeakable degradation and brutality during the dark days of American slavery, will voice their own concern and empathy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., for those families …

Features

Blood under Saffron: In Search of Justice

raju solanki 1

  ‘Under your fascist skySlowly pants the terrified dalit ghetto.’* Raju Solanki   (Raju Solanki is an activist and poet based in Gujarat. These are a few of his notes on Gujarat, the state of Dalits, minorities and other marginalized sections under the Modi regime. They provide keen insights into how ‘Moditva’ works and its …