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B R Ambedkar
Opinion  /  Published 13.07.20

In a different epoch

The Supreme Court has been criticized for its failure to act as the guardian of the Constitution. Issues ranging from demonetization to Kashmir and the indiscriminate arrest and detention of intellect...
By Kaleeswaram Raj in

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.20

Heal the mind

At the time of Independence, more than a quarter of India’s population had been subjected to deprivation, discrimination and degradation on account of the prevalent caste system. In establishing the...
By Kashish Makkar in

India  /  Published 14.04.20

Ambedkar kin arrest on anniversary

Civil rights activists Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday after they surrendered before it in connection with the 2018 Bhima-Korega...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.20

‘Ambedkar’ over ‘Savarkar’ at JNU

The name of B.R. Ambedkar has been painted over that of Hindutva ideologue V.D. Savarkar on a freshly installed road signage at Left-stronghold Jawaharlal Nehru University.The developments have trigge...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 20.02.20

Lessons to take forward

In the early 1990s D.R. Nagaraj published The Flaming Feet, a compilation of his essays in which he admired both Gandhi and Ambedkar. Coming close on the heels of the phenomenon of Dalit assertion, it...
By Subhash Gatade in

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.20

A new impasse in Dalit politics

Contemporary Dalit politics against enduring caste discrimination has entered a new impasse given the dilemmas that are internal to its political articulation. It is important that Dalit politics find...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 17.11.19

#ArrestRamdev trending on Twitter

Twitter users on Sunday protested against remarks allegedly made by Patanjali Ayurved co-founder Ramdev against followers of social activist Periyar and Dr B. R. Ambedkar, resulting in hashtag #arrest...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The media's right to be critical of the government

New India has been failing consistently when it comes to augmenting the vision of the founders of the Constitution. Some of the pivotal foundational values of the Republic — pluralism and equality c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

'Savitri' and the poetry of politics

What is an epic is an important theme for debate. Can poetry help us understand the world? More specifically, can epic poetry provide a framework on which to base our view of historical events? The In...
By A. Raghuramaraju in

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.19

The enduring radiance of Ambedkar

The Indian Constitution recognized two social groups as especially disadvantaged: the scheduled castes, known in everyday language as Dalits; and the scheduled tribes, commonly known as Adivasis. Both...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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