tag

Our Heroes

Karpoori Thakur: When the chief minister offered to give a feudal lord a shave
Bharat Ratna Karpoori Thakur was known for his simplicity. He is remembered for granting reservations to the backward classes in Bihar. But do you know that on the day he became the chief minister of...
Periyar insisted on proportional representation a century ago
The same Congress Party which Periyar quit about a century ago after it refused to consider proportional representation is now toeing the Periyar line and demanding a caste census. Of course, caste census is just...
Why Jagdeo Prasad insisted on a Savarna-free party
The Shoshit Dal came into being as a ‘nichhakka’ party of the exploited. Given the political scenario prevailing then Jagdeo Prasad underlined the need for such a party and laid out the rationale, writes Rinku...
As I saw Hari Narke
Drawing inspiration from Dr Ambedkar, Hari Narke acquired an education. He was a brilliant student. While working in Telco, a Tata group company, he did his graduation and postgraduation from Pune University, winning gold medals,...
Farewell Hari Narke! You were a walking encyclopedia
When he was just 19, Hari Narke took on the anti-Phule brahmanical forces in Maharashtra by presenting Phule-Shahu-Ambedkar...
Lahori Ram Balley: Bearer of Ambedkar’s legacy in Punjab
After the passing of Dr Ambedkar on 6 December 1956, L.R. Balley quit his job, and never looked...
Bhagalpur’s place in the Adivasi struggles against injustice
The Bhagalpur-Santhal Pargana region was an epicentre of the Indian struggle against the rule of the East India...
Bhimrao Ambedkar and James Shotwell
Ambedkar recalled his influential teachers from Columbia University. There is evidence that James T. Shotwell also remembered Ambedkar...
More posts