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Sharad Yadav: So influential that his allies felt insecure
If Sharad Yadav could never get a firm foothold in the politics of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, it was because of Lalu Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav, who were not comfortable with his high stature....
Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari: The doctor who took to treating ills plaguing Indian society
It was at his initiative that in 1920, Jamia Millia Islamia came up in Delhi’s Okhla area. He was its lifelong patron. Thanks to his farsightedness and understanding, Jamia, right from the outset, assailed all...
An eyewitness account of Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly
‘When Babasaheb was speaking, the House was all ears. He received a standing ovation after the speech. The members thumped their desks and clapped to express their admiration. Jawaharlal Nehru shook hands with him. Other...
Phule, Ambedkar and the Bahujan movement
The theory of reservations propounded by Phule was revolutionary. The present reservations regime, based on the Constitution, is not as aggressive – rather it is defensive, says Shrawan Deore
Striking similarities between Marxism and Phuleism
Marx said that the worst victim of the exploitative class system – the worker – would fight to...
How Kanshi Ram painstakingly built the Bahujan movement
Until you recognize the margins of a system you come from, you cannot raise your voice against that...
Ram Awadhesh Singh: ‘Reservation is our natural right’
‘Why is Jayaprakash Narayan silent? Reservations are being opposed in his name and economic status is being suggested...
The Dalit Panther – which, 50 years ago, tamed the raging tempest of feudalism
Authors normally use their pen to express their sensitivity. But these Dalit authors not only prepared a fertile...
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