Lohia’s anti-caste feminism
Lohia’s thinking is crystal clear in that no society can progress unless half of its population is given the freedom and opportunity to engage with the process of development
Ambedkar: The Unsentimental Historian
Ambedkar’s historical method remains resilient and alluring in our times because his reflections highlighted the important political difference between imagination and fantasy, conjecture and possibility and a credible story and academic pedantry
Prestigious Jnanpith conferred on OBC novelist
Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade has been chosen for the Jnanpith Award for the year 2014. Born in an OBC (Leva Patidar) peasant family in 1938, Nemade first shot to fame with his novel Kosla
Brahmanism and Shramanism
The tussle between casteism and inclusiveness has been going on for centuries in this land to the east of the Sindhu
Ambedkar’s ‘fraternity’ vs RSS’ ‘unity’
Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism was a choice made for a life of dignity, compassion and justice. Within the Hindu social order, he argued, there was no scope for mutual recognition or reciprocity between communities
What Made India a Free Nation?
Ambedkar clearly saw what Shourie wants us to overlook: by 1942 the British had fully committed themselves to India’s independence. The delay was due to disunity among Indians. It was not just the distrust between Hindus and Muslims. It was a conflict between feudal princes and democrats that erupted during the Second Round Table Conference
भारत स्वतंत्र राष्ट्र कैसे बना?
आम्बेडकर निश्चित रूप से वह देख रहे थे जिसे शौरी हमें नहीं बताना चाहते। सन् 1942 तक ब्रिटिश यह निर्णय कर चुके थे कि वे भारत को स्वतंत्र कर देंगे। देरी का कारण भारतीयों के बीच एकता का अभाव था। सवाल सिर्फ हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के बीच परस्पर अविश्वास का ही नहीं था बल्कि सामंती राजाओं और प्रजातंत्र समर्थकों के बीच टकराव का भी था, जो दूसरे गोलमेज सम्मेलन में उभरकर सामने आया था