Theoretical underpinning of the Bahujan identity
Mahipal writes how Bahujan saints lived in and talked about the real world. They set an example for their followers by earning a livelihood and being materially productive. They fought the caste system and preached equality, liberty and fraternity
BJP’s manifesto steers clear of terms ‘Dalit’, ‘Adivasi’ and ‘OBC’
The party’s justification for only a passing reference to these categories is that it does not want to spread casteism. But is there more to it than meets the eye?
CPI (ML) Liberation stands with Bahujans in its manifesto
For the first time, the party’s manifesto specifically mentions the Backward Classes and vows to introduce measures in their interest. The party has also declared that reservation on economic basis is unconstitutional
Ambedkar and Nehru on caste and economy
Nehru and Ambedkar differed on socialism. While Nehru talked of equal opportunities for all, for Ambedkar, equality between castes was an inalienable part of socialism