Traditions | परंपरा
The Mahishasur movement: Challenging savarna nationalism
Anil Kumar tries to understand the various conflicting nationalisms of India by analyzing the debate and discussion on the propriety or otherwise of Mahishasur Day celebrations and the clashes they have triggered
Mahishasur in the north, Ravan Leela in the south
Eleven people have been arrested in Chennai for burning effigies of Ram, Sita and Lakshman at a much-publicized event
Why I am not celebrating Durga Pujo
Anyone in North India looking forward to observing Mahishasur Day on 15 October will identify with Dhrubo Jyoti, who, in this article first published in Hindustan Times, explains why he has stopped celebrating Durga Puja
Be a Mahishasur Day reporter!
Do you know of a venue of a Mahishasur Day event that hasn’t been marked on this map?
On Mahishasur Day, Bengalis throw off those mythical chains
Mahishasur Day events in West Bengal are uniting and empowering Dalitbahujans
Mahishasur Day assumes an all-India character: 1000 venues and counting
Satish Verma finds out how an increasing number of Bahujans throughout the country are reclaiming their culture
Mahisha Dasara held in Mysuru
In North India, the tradition of observing Mahishasur Day on Sharad Purnima has developed over the past few years. This year, Sharad Purnima falls on 15 October. In other parts of the country, this day is observed either before or on Dussehra. Here, we read that Mahisha Dasara (Dussehra) was celebrated in Mysuru on 29 September
Attempts made to trick Asurs into worshipping Durga
A Durga Puja committee in Kolkata invites poetess Sushma Asur and eight others to a “cultural programme” and then reveals to newspapers its real plan
Durga Puja and the Pasmanda Muslim
Pasmanda Muslims are becoming marginalized within the marginalized. They are being pushed out of the mainstream both by the Hindutva agenda and the Wahhabi Islamization
Shibu Soren: 'Observe Mahishasur Day on a larger scale'
Jharkhand’s former chief minister Shibu Soren in conversation with Pramod Ranjan and Nawal Kishore Kumar