Books of the Week: From Julia Alvarez's Afterlife to Devyani Khobragade’s The Adventures of Young Ambedkar, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Coronavirus Outbreak: JP Nadda asks BJP workers to distribute ration kits, masks to poor on BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary tomorrow
BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda has urged party workers to distribute ration kits and face masks to the poor to mark the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar on 14 April.
Amid anti-CAA protests, President Ram Nath Kovind reminds youths of 'gift of ahimsa' in speech on eve of 71st Republic Day
President Ram Nath Kovind said though the Constitution gave rights to all the citizens of a free democratic nation, but also placed on responsibility to always adhere to the central tenets of the democracy - justice, liberty, equality and fraternity
Full text of President's speech on eve of 71st Republic Day: When fighting for a cause, youth should not forget ahimsa, says Ram Nath Kovind
In his address on the eve of the 71st Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind lauded the success of government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan
Having looked at the various Ambedkarite positions on the abrogation of Article 370, it’s important to locate what Ambedkar himself has said about this.
Yogi Adityanath claims Rahul Gandhi's involvement in state Assembly polls means 'BJP will win 100 percent'
Yogi Adityanath made a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi and said his 'involvement in state Assembly polls means BJP is going to win the elections 100 percent'.
Hindi 'imposition' debate: Schools can play key role in promoting integration through 3-language formula
The language debate has again assumed significance in the light of remarks made by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Through the story of his life growing up in a basti, the discrimination Dalits face everyday and the love and creativity that binds the community together, Suraj Yengde challenges many notions in his book Caste Matters. In this conversation, he speaks about his experience as a Dalit in the West, the radical rebellion that is Dalit love, and how Brahmin participation in the anti-caste movement can be made more meaningful.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Monday that the name of Lord Ram should not be used to create a ruckus and spread anger
The River Speaks: Bojja Tharakam’s poetry is a reflection on pain and struggle confronted by Dalits every day
The River Speaks is the latest addition to the poetry books of Dalit activist Bojja Tharakam, translated to English by Naren Bedide (Kuffir) and published by The Shared Mirror.
India and the Indian: I hope my daughter inherits a country unbound by caste, linguistic strictures, writes Pa Ranjith
Nationalism cannot be sustained by identities like that of the Hindu or the Tamilian. It is about how you can still be united, despite the elements that keep you divided. It is a measure of basic democratic structures
No Laughing Matter is a study of BR Ambedkar in retrospect, in which the protagonist appears more tangible to us, with readers being allowed to ‘see’ and understand him through a documented history of illustrations.
Ambedkar Jayanti: Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Dalit leader, alleges Congress did nothing to preserve his memories
Born into a poor Dalit family on 14 April 1891, Ambedkar became independent India's first law minister, the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India.
Ambedkar Jayanti: A selection of Dalit literature, from Maharashtra's shahirs to contemporary songs of resistance
On Ambedkar Jayanti, a selection of Dalit literature ranging from the songs of Maharashtra's shahirs, to the works of radical writers in Maharashtra like Nagraj Manjule and Namdeo Dhasal, and works by contemporary writers
Ambedkar Jayanti 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Dalit social reformer
Ambedkar, commonly known as Babasaheb, dedicated his life to working for the upliftment of untouchables, women, and labourers.
Ambedkar Jayanti: Current politics of polarisation, hero worship could have disappointed Constitution's architect
For Ambedkar, the constitutional pillars of liberty, equality and fraternity could operate only in a trinity and could not be divorced from each other.
Dalit Women in Politics: Unless women come into politics, no support will be offered to marginalised sections, says Sujatha Surepally
Dalit women have been fighters throughout our lives, we contribute to our economy, we are the major shareholders and this country owes us.
Telling BR Ambedkar's story is difficult; for Bahujan filmmaker Jyoti Nisha, it has proven to be even more so
It is hard to tell Ambedkar’s story. Ironically, it is harder to tell his story if you are Dalit or Bahujan.
The Radical in Ambedkar studies Babasaheb in context of global resistance, but is limited by privileged perspectives
The Radical in Ambedkar argues for a possible solidarity between the Dalit and African-American struggles against racist, castiest oppression by discussing similarities and differences between these two movements
These images of Hanuman have spawned overnight on various social media platforms, after members of the BJP, including UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, called Hanuman a Dalit.