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BJP Only Pretends To Respect Ambedkar, Or Else Anand Teltumbde Would Not Be In Jail

BJP Only Pretends To Respect Ambedkar, Or Else Anand Teltumbde Would Not Be In Jail

Apr 14, 2020

Today, Prime Minister Modi invoked Ambedkar. But shockingly, today a respected Dalit intellectual was also sent to jail. The arrest of Anand Teltumbde makes a mockery of Babasaheb's rights-based Constitution, writes Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd.

Whose Ambedkar Is He Anyway?

Whose Ambedkar Is He Anyway?

Apr 06, 2016

The true riddle of Ambedkar is: why did he consider himself a Hindu at all, despite having seen the ugly side of discrimination and his trenchant criticism of the religion?

Middle Management Mess

Middle Management Mess

Aug 01, 2013

Mamata, Jagan, Anna Hazare, KCR, Baba Ramdev, Telan­gana, it’s all been managed. What next?

The Ethereal Realist

The Ethereal Realist

May 18, 2012

Ambedkar is prophet to a people he created soul and politics for

Soiled Tracks

Soiled Tracks

Jan 07, 2006

Brings out the ideological hang-ups that encourage manual scavenging and needs to be read by every civilised citizen of India.

Trishuls, Lathis And Books

Trishuls, Lathis And Books

May 17, 2003

Without understanding the implications of the Hindutva project of weapon distribution other parties are aping it...These weapons can in no way empower the Dalit-Bahujans and the poor.

Sharing More Than Scraps

Sharing More Than Scraps

Apr 16, 2003

Indian nationalism is not only the property of Hindus. It is the property of Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs as well.

The Rise Of Modi

The Rise Of Modi

Dec 27, 2002

The BJP made serious efforts, much more than other parties, to include and accommodate the OBCs so as to provide Hindutva its muscle power.

Cow And Culture

Cow And Culture

Oct 26, 2002

They killed five Dalits for skinning a cow... At least now the whole nation must stand up against this kind of spiritual and political nationalism.

Hindutva And Caste

Hindutva And Caste

Aug 21, 2002

The BJP is making a show of empowering the Sudra/OBC forces within... But how will the Sangh Parivar resolve the caste contradictions within Hindu religion?

Challenges Before Kalam

Challenges Before Kalam

Jun 26, 2002

Abdul Kalam has to ensure that his being President is not misused to serve the Hindutva agenda.

Dalit, OBC And Muslim Relations

Dalit, OBC And Muslim Relations

May 30, 2002

Muslim intellectuals must learn from Christian missionaries and work among Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs so that a relationship of trust is established.

Needed, A Transformation

Needed, A Transformation

Apr 24, 2002

The contemporary Shudras\OBCs have not developed a philosophical discourse of their own.

What Stakes Do OBCs Have?

What Stakes Do OBCs Have?

Mar 19, 2002

The OBCs are a directionless social force available to be used by the Hindutva forces as muscle power.

Cultural Globalisation

Cultural Globalisation

Feb 24, 2002

In the cultural realm, globalisation seems to have opened up a new channel of hope for the historically suppressed masses.

The Buffalo's Unholy Milk

The Buffalo's Unholy Milk

Aug 11, 2001

All the intellectuals of India seem afraid that a proposal for discussing the question of caste at a UN forum might make it into a global talking point...

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