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How we failed Ambedkar (Pratap Bhanu Mehta in Indian Express, 15 April 2015)

India seems to have more history wars than a genuinely historical consciousness. Representing the past is fraught with controversy. This is even more so when the contemporary political stakes of history are high. 102 more words


Numbers game over Ambedkar birthday

Numbers game over Ambedkar birthday

– Signals of warm-up for leap from 123rd to 125th year New Delhi, April 11: A lobby within the Narendra Modi government wants B.R. 650 more words

The Telegraph Stories

Thoughts on Fandry and Barriers to Equality

I recently watched Fandry, a critically acclaimed Marathi-language film (dir. Nagraj Manjule) about a Dalit boy named Jabya and his many life aspirations, including impossible romantic ones. 902 more words


Reservations in Public Sectors

Reservation has really helped me and so many Dalits of India. Without reservations getting job in government company is just a dream because of high level of corruption which is not possible for Dalits like me. 103 more words


News Media's Response to 3 Dalits Burned Alive

​3 Dalits were set on fire as they slept in their kachhi jhopdi on February 18th. Shockingly despite the enormity of the attack, the incident has received no media coverage outside local district news and has seen little movement. 380 more words

Politics And Government

Dalit History Month - Remembering "Adi Movements"

Today’s ‪Dalit History‬ month post is on the Adi-movements of the 1920’s. For Dalit history, ‘Adi’ ideologies are highly significant as they bear testament to our earliest assertion of equal rights, humanity and citizenship on level with other castes. 581 more words

Dr B R Ambedkar

Dalit History Month - Remembering Shri Guru Ravidas Ji

Today’s ‪‎Dalit History‬ post focuses on Guru ‪Ravidass‬. He represents one of many Dalit saints within our liberatory spiritual traditions who challenge Hinduism and its painful notions of pollution. 408 more words

Dr B R Ambedkar