OBC Literature and Savitribai Phule
Savitribai’s contribution to literature and culture was no less than her seminal role in the social arena. She was an excellent poet. Her poetry enriches OBC literature, writes Janardan Gond
Periyarites to BJP: ‘Quit Tamil Nadu’
Tanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhagam (TPDK) claims the party in power at the Centre is cutting off water supplies to the state, mobilizing support for an ill-conceived fracking project and imposing the NEET exam to bring the state down to its knees and make inroads into its politics. Cynthia Stephen reports
'भाजपाइयों तमिलनाडु छोड़ो' : पेरियार आन्दोलन
थन्तई पेरियार द्रविड़ कषगम (टीपीडीके) का दावा है कि केन्द्र की सत्ताधारी पार्टी, तमिलनाडु में जल की आपूर्ति को बाधित कर रही है, विनाशकारी हाइड्रोकार्बन निकास परियोजना का समर्थन कर रही है और नीट परीक्षा राज्य पर लाद रही है। इस सबका उद्देश्य राज्य को झुकाना और उसकी राजनीति में अपने लिए जगह बनाना है। सिन्थिया स्टीफन की रपट
UP elections: Hatred won, development didn’t
In January 2017, the Supreme Court stated that invoking religion to canvass ‘would constitute a corrupt practice sufficient to annul election’ but politicians did just that in the days that followed – in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh elections – and many of them ended up on the winning side too, writes Neha Dabhade
Emergency’s Kuldip Nayar and today’s Ravish Kumar
Ravish Kumar was presented with the first Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award during a function in Delhi that was marked by some refreshing humour and serious reflection
Do you know the feminist Lohia?
He dreamt of a coalition of the backward castes, Adivasis, minorities, working class and women which would unitedly oppose all the different axes of power – caste, class, race, gender – and usher in a new world
Bahujan women oppose ‘progressive Manuvad’
Heeding the much-publicized “Nagpur Chalo” call, thousands of women converged on the city on 10 March for a convention. An exchange that took place at the convention is proof of how caste is a hurdle in the unity of women. Manisha Bangar gives an eyewitness account
Intellectuals say no to Holika Dahan
Bahujan thinkers came forward to oppose Holika Dahan in Hisua, Bihar
Bhagat Singh: Shudras and Atishudras’ thinker and warrior
Bhagat Singh wasn’t just born into the Shudra community. His thinking was shaped by the need he saw around him for the upliftment of Shudras and Atishudras and the establishment of social equality – but our historians have always ignored this fact. Ashok Yadav tells the story
After JNU and Ramjas, what is ABVP plotting next?
Ever since the present government came to power at the Centre there has been a narrowing of the university space by preventing debates and creating pretexts to attack the liberal democratic tendencies on campuses, writes Ram Puniyani
जेएनयू, रामजस के बाद एबीवीपी का अगला निशाना क्या?
पिछले कुछ वर्षों से देश में विश्वविद्यालयों के वातावरण को संकीर्ण और विषाक्त करने की कोशिशें हो रही हैं। एक ओर स्वस्थ और स्वतंत्र बहस को रोका जा रहा है तो दूसरी ओर किसी न किसी बहाने उदारवादी-प्रजातांत्रिक विचारों और उनके पोषकों पर हमले हो रहे हैं। राम पुनियानी का विश्लेषण :
Mythology, with its rich symbolism and fantasies, not only introduces us to untold facts but also, if we go to its roots, it can help us re-render and understand human history. He says Brahmins have very deftly used mythology to serve their interests. Read Mohammed Arif Khan’s review of ‘Mahishasur: Ek Jannayak’