It’s 2017, but still no roads lead to this Mahadalit village
In East Champaran’s Bhatwalia Colony, the lack of road connectivity hurts the most when you become ill or are in labour pain and on your wedding day
Karpoori Thakur: A Socialist Leader in the Hindi Belt
He introduced some controversial policies – removed English as a compulsory subject in the matriculation examinations when he was the deputy chief minister and education minister of Bihar. He gave priority to unemployed engineers in jobs in the government contracts during his first term as the chief minister. He introduced reservation for the OBCs in the government jobs and educational institutions in the state during his second term as the chief minister of Bihar, and advocated arming the landless Dalits and the poor during the later stages of his political career.
हिन्दी पट्टी के समाजवादी नेता कर्पूरी ठाकुर
जब वे राज्य के उपमुख्यमंत्री और शिक्षा मंत्री थे तब उन्होंने मैट्रिक की परीक्षा में अंग्रेज़ी विषय की अनिवार्यता समाप्त कर दी। मुख्यमंत्री बतौर अपनी पहली पारी में उन्होंने सरकारी ठेकों में बेरोज़गार इंजीनियरों को प्राथमिकता देने का निर्णय लिया। मुख्यमंत्री बतौर अपनी दूसरी पारी में उन्होंने सरकारी नौकरियों और शैक्षणिक संस्थाओं में ओबीसी के लिए आरक्षण लागू किया और आगे चलकर भूमिहीन दलितों और गरीबों को हथियारों से लैस करने की वकालत की
Forward Thinking, March 2015
An academic and a literary author Tulsi Ram, best known for his two-volume Hindi autobiography, the lifelong passion of this Dalit intellectual was to bring together the three ideological streams of Buddha, Marx and Ambedkar. Perhaps, he thought, in that fusion lay the key to defusing caste, which he considered much more destructive than nuclear bombs
फॉरवर्ड विचार, मार्च 2015
शिक्षाशास्त्री और साहित्यिक लेखक, तुलसीराम अपनी दो खण्डों की आत्मकथा के लिए जाने जाते है। इस दलित बुद्धिजीवी का जीवन, बुद्ध, मार्क्स व आंबेडकर की विचारधारों के समन्वय के प्रयासों को समर्पित रहा। वे यह मानते थे कि इस संलयन से जाति – जिसे वे परमाणु बम से भी अधिक विनाशक कहते थे – को निष्प्रभावी किया जा सकेगा
Join the tradition of social justice, Nitish Kumar
I would again request you to do a rethink on your politics and, if possible, re-establish cordial relations with Manjhi. Your ego should not come in the way of this. If you consider yourself superior due to your caste, I have nothing to say
Bodhgaya movement : Mahadalits Wait for 'Acche Din'
Kaushal Ganesh Azad, who was a key participant in the movement, insists that they have not given up the battle in spite of the failures and the setbacks. He says that despite his limited resources, he is working among the Mushars
Reservations for MBCs in legislature
There are hundreds of MBC castes in this country, the population of each being very small. But add them together and you arrive at a staggering figure. As for socio-economic and educational levels, they are worse off than SCs and STs. Their presence in the legislature is almost nil. It is the need of the hour to take statutory steps to provide adequate representation to them in the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas
Jamsaut: a lamp flickers in pitch darkness
In 2012, this Mushari suddenly came into limelight when one of its residents Manoj Kumar reached the hot seat of Kaun Banega Crorepati
When will poor Mahadalits get their homes back?
The Bihar government had segregated Mahadalits from the Dalits so that urgent steps could be taken to improve their miserable socio-economic condition. But even after all these years, little has changed on the ground
They demanded land, got jail
Gyanti Devi of Bagha, West Champaran, said that the women might be illiterate but they knew how to do their work of farming. She said that land ownership rights were not being given to forest dwellers under the Forest Rights Act 2006. Instead, people were being jailed and false cases were being thrust upon them