Tathagat Ravan in Bahujan-Shraman tradition
Who was Ravan? Was he a Brahmin? If he was one, why is he considered a Rakshash (demon)? He is regarded as a foreigner in certain texts, whereas some ancient works say he is a Buddhist. Bahujan authors have also shared their thoughts. An analysis by Kanwal Bharti
Why was Bhadant Bodhanand so dear to Ambedkar?
This Buddha Dhamma adherent rejected the brahmanical system and brought the Bahujan-Shraman tradition back to life in North India. He laid the foundation for the struggle of the Backwards in Uttar Pradesh. B.R. Ambedkar, Chandrika Prasad ‘Jigyasu’ and Rahul Sankrityayan used to consider him a model Buddhist
क्यों आंबेडकर को इतने प्रिय थे, भदंत बोधानन्द?
बुद्ध धम्म के अनुयायी भदंत बोधानन्द ने ब्राह्मणवादी व्यवस्था को खारिज किया और बहुजन-श्रमण परंपरा को उत्तर भारत में नया पुनर्जीवन दिया। उत्तर प्रदेश में पिछड़ों के सघर्ष की नींव रखी। आंबेडकर, चंद्रिका प्रसाद ‘जिज्ञासु’ और राहुल साकृत्यायन उन्हें बुद्ध धम्म का एक आदर्श अनुयायी मानते थे। उन्हें याद कर रहे हैं कंवल भारती :
Bahujans in Hindi Society
For the first instalment of the series, ‘Untold stories of Shudra-Atishudra Awakening’, Kanwal Bharti delves into the history of India’s Hindi heartland
Bhikkhu Bodhanand intellectualized Backwards’ movement
Bhikkhu Bodhanand founded the Navratna committee, which later evolved into the Hindu Backward Classes League and Mool Bharatvasi Samaj. His unforgettable personality and historical accomplishments form the focus of this piece by Upasana Gautam
Lalai Singh Yadav: Fiery hero of rebel consciousness
Lalai Singh Yadav was among the few to launch a head-on battle against Brahmanism. Kanwal Bharti talks about his importance and his unique contribution to Bahujan India