Among the topics that the commission suggested are lectures on khap panchayats and their 'democratic traditions' and Harappans as the pioneering architect of the democratic system in the world.
Tag: BR Ambedkar
Reducing Dalits to Mere Beneficiaries: The Neo-Brahmanism of the Sangh Parivar in Karnataka
The Sangh parivar's response to the Karnataka BJP accepting the Justice Das Committee's recommendations to increase reservation for SCs and STs betrays the contradictions between the saffron party's ideology …
Visiting Umar Khalid: A Manual for the Undertaking of Visits to Political Prisoners by Those Still Free
If you have a friend in prison because they refused to acquiesce to the bitter denial of freedom and dignity in the country that is currently underway, please go …
Citing Covid Burden, NCERT Drops Mentions of Caste Discrimination From Sociology Textbook
These deletions from the Class XII textbook are among the series of other prominent removals and revisions – including the 2002 Gujarat riots, Emergency, Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of building …
Finding Ambedkar: Crises in ‘Ambedkarism’ That Merit Deeper Reflection
Since Ambedkar’s passing, Ambedkarites have been leaving a mark in various arenas, from politics to academia to employees’ organisations and more.
The Necessity of Addressing Caste Discrimination and Atrocities as Collective Trauma
Methods of transitional justice, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up in South Africa after apartheid ended, can help address collective trauma and restore the psychological health …
Towards a New Civil Society
Indian civil society must stop buying the divisive agenda peddled by right-wing propaganda outlets and join hands to fight the hate.
Young Adults Have Every Right to Celebrate Love, Let Them: Jignesh Mevani
'Our youngsters are at liberty – and constitutionally protected – to do whatever they want as long as they are not in conflict with the law of the land'.
Why We Should Stop Saying that Section 377 is Just a Colonial Relic
In contemporary, post-colonial India, Section 377 is used for arbitrary detention, interrogation, extortion, harassment and rape. Homophobia isn't just a colonial trait.