Forward Press, April 2016

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  • Dr Ambedkar: Historian and feminist
  • Holika rescued from brahmanical myths in Aurangabad, Bihar
  • Muslims of West Bengal suffer in silence
  • Our Mother India: Soni Sori
  • The life of Jagjivan Ram, the Dalit statesman
  • Rajendra Prasad Singh digs deep for truth about Vidyapati, Kabir and Surdas

There are two more issues to go before FORWARD Press ceases to be a monthly print magazine. Consulting Editor Pramod Ranjan lucidly contextualizes the impending change in the format of the publication and allays apprehensions. He talks about the journey so far, including about having to deal with the snobbery of the established Hindi writers, and urges readers to join the FP team on the new journey ahead. In addition, on the occasion of Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, we uncover more facets of this Dalitbahujan icon: his little-known contribution to Indian history writing and understated feminism