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Bahujan Culture

‘From Kabir and Raidas, love for mankind came to us in poetic form’
Gail Omvedt went from village to village for her research. The information she collected had wide ramifications and concerned a large number of people. The conclusions she arrived at were closer to the truth. Gail...
‘Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi’: Yet another story of upper-caste charity
In films and TV serials, why are upper-caste characters needed to bring about consciousness in Dalits? When the Dalits have Ambedkar, why do they need to become Gandhi’s Harijan? asks Neeraj Bunkar
How the Tricolour can inspire us, the Bahujan, to fight for freedom in its truest sense
Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd writes about imagining the nation and the flag not in terms of who were or are in power – Nehru and Modi – but in terms of the philosophers and leaders –...
Divorced from social realities, Bollywood films are losing the plot
South Indian films entertain but they also overtly reference local, social issues. However, Bollywood films are unable to...
‘Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi’: Yet another story of upper-caste charity
In films and TV serials, why are upper-caste characters needed to bring about consciousness in Dalits? When the...
Divorced from social realities, Bollywood films are losing the plot
South Indian films entertain but they also overtly reference local, social issues. However, Bollywood films are unable to...
‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’: Does it have its origin in the Vedas?
The issue is not only that these mythological texts are being hailed as repositories of Indian culture but...
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