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Police today lodged a case against unidentified miscreants after the statue of B R Ambedkar at a park in Sarfabad village
On Monday, the Scheduled Castes Welfare Committee of the Gujarat Assembly suggested that the state Government should build
Two days after a 28-year-old Dalit student of Jawaharlal Nehru University allegedly hanged himself at his friend's house i
The state government today told the Gujarat High Court that no evidence has come to the light so far to suggest any "large
Noted Ambedkarite thinker Dr Krishna Kirwale was found murdered at his house in western Maharashtra's Kolhapur city today.
BJP MP Varun Gandhi recalled how he broke down after reading a suicide letter written by the Hyderabad University Ph.D sch
Four persons were arrested today in connection with the alleged attack on Dalits in Mirchpur village here that left nine i
The Human Resource Development Ministry has rejected an RTI appeal for making public a panel's report on the death of rese
On the first death anniversary of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula today, his mother Radhika Vemula alleged that gover
As many as 155 Dalits converted to Buddhism at a function here today on the 60th death anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, obs
Jaithirth Rao in the Indian Express:
Professor Sheldon Pollock has just announced scholarships for Dalit students who wish to study Sanskrit at Columbia University. This is indeed welcome news. The tragedy is that this initiative is not being undertaken in India, the home of Sanskrit as well as Dalits. It is revealing to note what Professor Saroja Bhate of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune has to say: “I congratulate Professor Pollock for doing this. This is exactly what I would have done and would do in future if I have the resources.” The question we need to ask is why Professor Bhate does not have the resources. We spend crores and crores casually on conferences, commissions and committees of which we have lost count, but there is no money in Pune for pursuing Sanskrit studies or encouraging Dalits.