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Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice – An Introduction

September 15, 2017 - 8:01 pm in Society

The following is an extract from the Introduction of the book "Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice" which is available on PeoplesBookShop.com Conversations are an important part of our lives through which we can also preserve the…

Prof. Sukhdeo Thorat delivered 9th Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture

August 7, 2017 - 12:09 pm in Reforms

“Incidences of untouchability not only persist, they are increasing”, argued Padma Shri Prof Sukhadeo Thorat, former chair of ICSSR, while delivering…

Dalit’s struggle for social justice

August 4, 2017 - 2:11 pm in Reforms

This July (2017) a large procession of dalits was arrested while they were taking out the Azadi Kooch under the banner of Rashtriya dalit Adhikar Manch…

When Ambedkar becomes Muhammad

July 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm in Culture

It is ironic that a man who was defiantly against hero worship today is worshipped more than any other individual from the last 100 years in India. It is understandable that idolation of Ambedkar is nothing more than looking up to a man that in all of the…

Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

June 26, 2017 - 8:08 pm in Governance

By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP. While many names were doing round from BJP parivar, finally they settled down for a person who is dalit in…

Sadanand Fulzele : An eyewitness to the historic conversion to Buddhism in 1956

May 16, 2017 - 11:58 am in Culture, Reforms, YouTube

It is astonishing that not much is known about the man who was one of the prominent figures of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s historical return to the roots of Buddhism along with nearly half a million people at the Deekshabhumi ground in Nagpur on October 14th,…

The vital role of Savita Ambedkar in the life of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

May 13, 2017 - 1:50 am in Education, Society, YouTube

Vijay Surwade is a living encyclopedia of Ambedkarism in India. And it is not merely about his indepth and detailed knowledge of life and time of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar but also his passion to collect Baba Saheb’s original photographs of different events…

Biggest threat to Indian Democracy – The Caste System

April 5, 2017 - 6:36 pm in Rights, Uncategorized

Despite a great threat to their own existence inside the JNU campuses which is being 'cleaned' to maintain brahmanical hegemony ( it was always there but in a better 'coordinated' and sophisticated way) the young Ambedkarites of Birsa Ambedkar Student Association…

What is our Nationality: Indian or Hindu?

February 21, 2017 - 9:07 am in Faiths, Governance

Debate around the words Hindu, Hinduism, Hindutva is not new. Recently the assertion by Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarsanghchalk (Supreme Dictator) of RSS that ‘everyone living in India is Hindu’ and that Muslims might be Muslim by religion but they are Hindus…

Hindutva – A confusing terminology

November 8, 2016 - 1:19 pm in Culture

On October 25 (2016) the seven-member Supreme Court Bench started hearing to revisit ‘Hindutva’ cases. These are group of cases where the use of term Hindutva-Hinduism to be used during elections is to be opined. One such case was that of Manohar Joshi…