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Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Opinion  /  Published 15.09.20

Caste and the Constitution: Equal benefits for all SCs

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By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 16.07.20

Ayodhya: Monks on fast

Two Buddhist monks went on a day’s hunger strike to demand recognition for Ayodhya as a Buddhist site and secure for the community a share in the land allotted for the Ram temple. Gyan Ratna Bu...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Nehru: legacy, 16 stormy days

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of India and the world, it is safely assumed, is an antithesis of that pursued by India’s present prime minister. Such a claim is unlikely to invite the chaste in...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


Opinion  /  Published 31.01.20

Bring Ambedkar & Gandhi together

In an interview that he gave last year, the Kannada writer (and activist), Devanur Mahadeva, urged democrats not to view Ambedkar and Gandhi as rivals and adversaries. In the journey towards true equa...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 13.06.20

Cast in Colour: Pervasive brutality in India

Words do not just ‘name’ phenomena; on occasion, they also plumb the depths of history and map the social realities that the names signify. Editors of the Merriam-Webster dictionary acknowledged t...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 26.06.20

Paradoxes in the life of Babasaheb Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s life was about as full of contradictions and paradoxes as can be imagined, and, thus, in many ways, can be read as an allegory of the new India that he helped fashion an...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.20

A question of representation

The 1950 Constitution has sustained the constitutional democratic structure of governance that Indian Constitution-makers built by being respectful to the values of Enlightenment philosophy. The 1928 ...
By Bidyut Chakrabarty in

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.20

Missing Gandhi

One of the slogans of the CAA-NRC movement, “Don’t be silent, don’t be violent”, is a plain English rendering of Gandhi’s principal campaigning method, satyagraha. The challenge faced by the...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 21.03.20

When grace is lost from life

When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy. When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song. We do not know when Mohandas K. Gandhi first heard Rabindranath Tag...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in


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