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Hindu Rashtra versus Ambedkarite State | Irfan Engineer

February 6, 2018 - 10:31 am in Governance

The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government in the Centre will soon be completing four years in a couple of months. After independence, for the first time BJP, a rightwing party subscribing to Hindu nationalist ideology, gained absolute majority in the Lok…

Ambedkar’s mission towards elimination of caste discrimination | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm in Society

Let me at the outset profoundly thank Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore for giving me opportunity to participate and speak on this very relevant…

Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History | Ram Puniyani

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm in Culture

Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented violence against the dalits who had congregated to pay tributes to the dalits soldiers (1st January 2018), who were…

Why Dalits celebrate victory of British over the Peshwa, Bhima Koregaon.

January 1, 2018 - 4:57 pm in Reforms

200 years ago, the Marathas were organized into a loose confederacy, with the major constituents being the Peshwa of Pune, the Scindia of Gwalior, the Holkar of Indore, the Gaekwad of Baroda, and the Bhonsle of Nagpur. There were revenue sharing disputes among…

Will BSP nurture young Ambedkarites or turn a family party?

October 9, 2017 - 10:15 am in Politics

Today we remember a great social scientist of India who changed the nature of politics and political movement in India. Whatever the brahmanical elite may say about him, late Kanshiram influenced the Indian polity more than anyone else in mid 1980s and the…

I want to see Bahujan revolution in Buddhism

September 29, 2017 - 9:18 am in Faiths

The following is an extract from the Introduction of the book "Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice" which is available on PeoplesBookShop.com Nearly ten thousand people had assembled at historic Deekshabhumi in Nagpur on December…

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 the ninth Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture at the Asiatic Library in Mumbai on Saturday. The Lecture…

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 (National Forum for Dalit Rights). The march was to commemorate one year of Una flogging on the issue…

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…