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Caste Reflects the Genius of India, Said Gandhi. Beware of Gandhi, Said Ambedkar. Who Wins?

By T J S George Published: 17th June 2014 08:32 AM (Clockwise) Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Arundhati Roy, The first edition of ‘Annihilation of Caste’ and Bhimrao Ambedkar Gracious words in print and speech marked Jawaharlal Nehru’s 50th death anniversary recently…. Continue Reading →

Face Book post shuts down Pune #WTFnews

By Mubarak Ansari, Pune Mirror | Jun 2, 2014, 02.30 AM IST (CITY STAYS BANDH) Saturday night saw mayhem in areas like Bhosari, where buses were torched and many public and private vehicles were damaged. Photos of Nikhil Tikone circulated on WhatsApp, accusing him of the act; it was… Continue Reading →

Gone with the Wind, James Bond make way for Ambedkar

Paramita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 14, 2014 This year, Delhi University chucked Gone with the Wind and James Bond from its optional paper (now compulsory) on popular literature in the English undergraduate course, and included Bhimayana, a book on… Continue Reading →

Dr. Ambedkar: An Ambassador of Humanity #Sundayreading

Chaman Lal Jnu on Facebook Bhim Rao Ramji, who, later came to be known as Dr. B.R.Ambedkar or Baba Saheb Ambedkar in popular parlance, was born at Mhow, near Indore on 14th April 1891. He was fourteenth child of Subedar Major… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – We Need Ambedkar–Now, Urgently

The Booker prize-winning author on her essay The Doctor and the Saint and more Saba Naqvi In Outlook  In 1936, Dr B.R. Ambedkar was asked to deliver the annual lecture by the Hindu reformist group, the Jat-Pat-Todak Mandal (Forum for Break-up of Caste)… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Dalit Politics and Ambedkar’s Goal of Caste Annihilation

      Ram Puniyani       On 28th Feb (2014) Ramvilas Paswan of Loktantantrik Jan Party joined the NDA alliance. Same Paswan had left the NDA twelve years ago with the beginning of Gujarat carnage, saying that with the… Continue Reading →

#India – A chronicle of the Republican Panther and Cultural Activism #sundayreading

 The subversive power of culture By Aritra Bhattacharya A chronicle of the Republican Panther, a cultural organisation committed to anti-caste struggle in Maharashtra, dogged by a state that brands dissenting dalits Maoists and dissenting Muslims terrorists Thirty-five years is a… Continue Reading →

Manu, FIaw-Giver- Gender, and their centrality in Ambedkar’s work #Bookreview

For equality Ambedkar tried a fundamental reform of Hindu personal laws, in vain REVIEW Manu, FIaw-Giver Matters of gender, and their centrality in Ambedkar’s work MARY E. JOHN AGAINST THE MADNESS OF MANU: B.R. AMBEDKAR’S WRITINGS ON BRAHMANICAL PATRIARCHY  SELECTED AND… Continue Reading →

Rs 4,500 cr under Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) plan alleged to be not used

  The state government is accused of not fulfilling its commitments under the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP). Chamar Mahan Sabha president Paramjit Singh Kainth on Thursday submitted a memorandum in this regard for the governor to deputy commissioner Arun… Continue Reading →

Ambedkarites against Ambedkar

EPW Vol – XLVIII No. 19, May 11, 2013 | Anand Teltumbde   It is one thing to revere one’s hero but quite another to consider him to be god. Following Ambedkar means being inspired by his vision of “liberty, equality and… Continue Reading →

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