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Prof G. Mohan Gopal on EWS reservation: ‘Caste apartheid in a democratic Constitution’

The real purpose of the EWS reservation is to destroy the ability of unrepresented, marginalized social groups to organize themselves and get their due share of power, says Prof G. Mohan Gopal

Prof G. Mohan Gopal on EWS reservation: ‘Caste apartheid in a democratic Constitution’
The real purpose of the EWS reservation is to destroy the ability of unrepresented, marginalized social groups to organize themselves and get their due...
Supreme Court nod to EWS reservation proof of upper-caste stranglehold on all wings of State
The key difference in reservations for the OBCs and the savarnas is that one caste group had to fight for four decades to secure...
A snapshot of Dalitbahujan children growing up among the dead
Squatting on the edge of the drain, Shivanshi is cooking rice. Avneesh and several other children are helping her. Behind them, the children have...
We need Ambedkars in court to take on EWS reservation
A strong view is that an amendment to the Constitution that incorporates a provision for addressing caste-based discrimination meaningfully is the way only out...
EWS reservation: Highest court fails to stall a regressive move away from fraternity
What apart from a complete disregard for fraternity – all the way from the passage of the Constitution 103rd Amendment Bill in Parliament to...
How can late K. Balagopal’s learnings on the ground benefit academia today
In his writings, Balagopal has revisited the concept of ‘universal’ in a way which I believe, can be visited by us, students and academics,...
‘Don’t burn our ancestor Raven’
Attacking a woman with a weapon, disfiguring her – is this not criminal? Will a king spare an Aryan enemy who commits excesses on...
It took Shantishree Dhulipudi Pandit, an OBC woman scholar, to study caste of Hindu gods
When serious intellectuals emerge from the organic social base of the productive communities like Shudras, Dalits and Adivasis, their own caste location begins to...
In Haryana, Satyashodhak Foundation is sowing seeds of Phule and Ambedkar’s ideology
Haryanvi society is in a state of ferment and the educated and aware sections of the OBCs and the Dalits (Shudras and Ati Shudras...
Ideology more important than money in electoral politics
The weight of what you stand for, your ideas, your ideology are the most important for winning an election. Ideas ignite movements and movements...
Rajesh Paswan: Criticism within Dalit Literature is still in its infancy
Our Dalit writers don’t take criticism well. They begin enquiring about the caste and ideology of the critic. They evaluate criticism on these parameters,...
Memoir: When Rajendra Yadav visited Gorakhpur
Both Rajendra Yadav and Namvar Singh participated in a seminar on Premchand in Gorakhpur University. At the seminar, Namvar Singh declared that fiction was...
War cry for true socialism in Dalitbahujan poetry of 1960-1980
While poets with Dalit consciousness were identifying the Bahujan as the proletariat, the Marxists had no respect for them and ignored them. The Dalit-Backward...
‘Dalit autobiographies are like rock inscriptions bearing Dalit history’
These autobiographies tell us where the Dalits stood in terms of the human development index, their lifestyle, what they ate, what kind of behaviour...
A new way to search through Dr Ambedkar’s ‘democracy of texts’
The creation of the new website, BAWS.in, represents an epochal leap forward for those of us who study Ambedkar and caste. Driven by the...
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 system. Among others, Jotirao Phule, Chhatrapati...
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 as the basis for giving reservations....
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 ideological ground for the movement but...
The musicals of ‘Inderman ka Akhada’ and Srikrishna Pehelwan
Natharam has more than 200 musicals to his name. However, most of them were actually written by Ustad Inderman, Chiranjilal and Roopram. By 1920,...