AMBEDKAR 125: THE QUASQUICENTENNIAL SPECIAL
LEAD ESSAY
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?
KANCHA ILAIAH

INTERVIEW
Dr Anne Dambricourt-Malassé, a palaeoanthropologist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, on the significance of the Masol fossil findings
S.ANAND INTERVIEWS CHANDRA BHAN PRASAD

HINDU INDIA
Caste As Gang: Why Hindu Society Is 'Anti-Social' Ambedkar saw exactly how Hindu society, 'cut off' from itself and anti-social at its roots, is no society at all. It is foolhardy, therefore, to imagine it as a unified nation.
SOUMYABRATA CHOUDHURY
Now read the piece on Bhim Songs
by Ravish Kumar in Hindi
ये तीर अपने निशाने नहीं चूकते
 
BHIM SONGS
These Arrows Don't
Miss Their Mark
 
Like a lover to the beloved, singers and poets promise Babasaheb the world of his dreams, while WhatsApp messages on him become a social scientist’s delight

RAVISH KUMAR
SCAVENGING
A 30,000-km yatra against a “mildly hazardous” job that killed 1,200 Dalits in two years
ANOO BHUYAN
RESERVATION
Why can’t we accept that being Dalit is just as difficult when one is not a Hindu?
BHASHA SINGH
RESERVATION
Sangh arguments for only economic quota are specious. Actually, the private sector must pass on its privileges.
PRAGYA SINGH

PHOTO FEATURE
Preparations are afoot in Ramabai Ambedkar Colony in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, for the great man’s anniversary. How does Babasaheb inspire his own people in these times of accelerating aspirations? A bouquet of photographs by ­­members of the Photography Promotion Trust seeks answers.
BOOK EXCERPT
Salvaged from loss, neglect and deliberate oblivion, the survival of Ambedkar’s manuscript (albeit not unscathed) is miracle for readers and scholars alike
S. ANAND
BOOK THE TALK
Why we didn't send liberators like him the Joan of Arc way, or declare them kafirs
TARUN VIJAY
THE LATEST ISSUE
CARICATURE
Those Visual Trolls

Via the two-edged sword-eye of cartoons...'the new Manu'
Complied by Unnamati Syama Sundar
DALIT ACHIEVERS
Poised In Power
And Passion
 
Against all odds, they have achieved immense things
LEADER COMMENT
There are legitimate ways of using tax havens but most of what was going on in Panama was a safe country mile or two from those.
Arindam Mukherjee
PROFILE
Shinde has a huge Ambedkar-related library, and there is no better index than his mind
RAKSHIT SONAWANE ON RAMESH TUKARAM SHINDE
LEADER COMMENT
For bringing a child-like spirit to the game of cricket and taking our breath away
ESSAY
Vigorous action can nullify the reasons that conspire to keep Dalits out of newsrooms
AJAY SUKUMARAN
ESSAY
The Purusha Sukta glibly drops the four varnas on Hindus...
SIBAJI BANDYOPADHYAY
CAMPUS
A new discourse on caste sweeps the campuses
MADHAVI TATA
LANDMARK
It was the classic caste confrontation—over water...
SIDDHARTHYA SWAPAN ROY
WEB EXTRA
His thoughts and writings, which were ahead of their time, are finding their way to reach out through technology. How apt.
PRACHI PINGLAY-PLUMBER

 

Despite his standing as the father of the Indian Constitution, few know more of B.R. Ambedkar beyond the obvious. Pranay Sharma tests your knowledge with this 13-question quiz.
PRANAY SHARMA

OUTLOOK MAG LITE 18 APRIL 2016
Around the Constitution-maker's 125th birth anniversary, BJP tries to appropriate Hinduism's harshest critic. Can Dalits ever reconcile to the Sangh Parivar's upper-caste mindset?
OUTLOOK ARCHIVE
ISSUE DATED | April 22, 2013
EXCERPT
As Narendra Modi sets about pursuing his ambitions with a well-crafted image of a ‘doer’ and a politician ‘who means business’, a new biography separates the man from the myth
KINGSHUK NAG
Outlook in Rewind
There is outrage across the country in the aftermath of the Mumbai blasts which killed 200 and injured 800 commuters. Much of the public anger is directed at the ruling political class. There is a feeling that nothing has been done to inspire confidence in the people and make them feel secure. In fact, many feel the response from our politicians was far too muted and not of the proportion warranted by the scale of the horrific terrorist strikes. Would the reaction have been any different if our netas had been targeted?