Why did Gandhi lack Ambedkar’s Vision?
A two-day national seminar on ‘Hindi Dalit Poetry and Ambedkarite Philosophy’ held on 24-25 October 2018 in Kannur, Kerala, was a success in terms of an effort to bridge the linguistic divide and underline the importance of literature of the marginalized in modern-day writings
आखिर क्यों नहीं थी गांधी के पास डॉ. आंबेडकर जैसी दृष्टि?
बीते 24-25 अक्टृूबर 2018 को केरल के कन्नूर में ‘हिंदी दलित कविता और आंबेडकरवादी चिंतन’ विषयक दो दिवसीय राष्ट्रीय सेमिनार भाषागत खाई को भरने का सफल प्रयास तो साबित हुआ ही, साथ ही आधुनिक साहित्य में वंचितों के साहित्य को मिल रहे महत्व को भी रेखांकित करने में सफल हुआ
In India, the curiosity about a fellow Indian’s caste
According to P.S. Krishnan, Indians believe that it’s not possible for anyone to be caste-free. He recounts here how everyone, including a union minister and bureaucrats, wanted to know the caste he was born into
Breast-cloth struggles of Kerala
As Ambedkar has rightly argued, there is a religious-persecution angle on caste practices and untouchability. When brahmanical caste system and patriarchy were established in Kerala as religious norms by the 10th century
Onam 2016: When cultural hegemonists sought a toehold in Kerala
As the tussle for this Bahujan festival showed, the fight against Brahmanism has become more complex and uncertain because of its ability to use the market to produce hard-to-break structures
Violent Brahmanization of Mahabali’s own country
The broken granite Buddha sculpture identified in Pattanam in 2012 testifies to the fascist violence that is perpetrated even today by the Hindutva and Savarna henchmen against minor sects, others and outcastes in India
Forward Thinking, October 2015
If the Muslim empires to the north and the Portuguese colonizers to the south are to be charged with imperial iconoclasm, then the brahmanical forces must equally stand in the dock for their assault on the shramanic cultures and religions across India
Indian progressives’ hypocrisy
The Left has never been interested in the struggle against caste. In the 58 years of Kerala’s existence, it has been ruled for nearly 29 years by the Left front, but there hasn’t been a single Dalit chief minister