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B R Ambedkar
India  /  Published 21.08.19

Ambedkar statues beheaded

Three statues of Babasaheb Ambedkar were clandestinely beheaded at three neighbouring villages in Azamgarh on Tuesday night, with some police officers linking the vandalism to recent efforts to trigge...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Books  /  Published 06.06.19

The RSS: Challenging the secular polity of India

The return of Narendra Modi, a former pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as prime minister for the second term, and the tremendous majority that the Bharatiya Janata Party has garnere...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.19

The fear of freedom in Gujarat

“I believe that freedom of thought is a fundamental human right. I don’t want to be a nut and bolt of the state. I want to be a free person. And that is why I resigned.” — Hemantkumar Shah, fo...
By Ramachandra Guha

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

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

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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

India  /  Published 10.10.19

Ambedkar vandal row: Cops put up new bust

Police installed a new stone bust of Babasaheb Ambedkar in a Muzaffarnagar village on Thursday after vandalism of the old plaster-of-Paris bust on Tuesday hung the threat of caste violence over the ar...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

Mohan Bhagwat's strange claim

Sir — It was quite amusing to read the statement made by the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Mohan Bhagwat, claiming that the word, ‘lynching’, has no Indian origin and that some acts ...
By The Telegraph

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

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


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