Dalits celebrate Samvidhan Shakti Yug across India on November 26

Pradip More* Almost 13,000 villages participated in a programme held across India to honour the Constitution of India. This is the first time in the history of India that people came forward in such a big number to strengthen constitutional values by celebrating Constitution Day as Constitution Power Era (Samvidhan Shakti Yug) by lighting the lamps. … Continue reading Dalits celebrate Samvidhan Shakti Yug across India on November 26

Dr Ambedkar treated social justice as the true basis of patriotism and nationalism

By Mehak Banga, Jyotsna Yadav, Rashmi Yadav, Tina, Himanshi Godara, Nitya Kapoor* Whom can we think of when we hear about: The Dalit Buddhist movement; campaign against discrimination and untouchability; the Drafting Committee; Ministry of Law and Justice; chief architect of the Constitution of India, and Bharat Ratna recipient? None other than the once in … Continue reading Dr Ambedkar treated social justice as the true basis of patriotism and nationalism

Dr. BR Ambedkar: A symbol of knowledge and sign of inspiration

By Dr. Kapilendra Das* Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, an eminent economist, famous historian, prominent jurist, renowned scholar, strong anthropologist, a statesman, social scientist, emancipator, great educationalist, true nationalist, prolific writer, revolutionist a great visionary, and at the top a great constitutionalist was born in the soil of India on 14th April 1891. To … Continue reading Dr. BR Ambedkar: A symbol of knowledge and sign of inspiration

The first campaign of a girl, soon to begin her teen age

Niharika By Martin Macwan* The day was March 20, 2021. The Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK) was holding the first programme to launch its sustained campaign against untouchability. People from different villages of 14 districts had come with their own donations in the form of 501 kilo Gram of brass utensils. There were no speeches. After … Continue reading The first campaign of a girl, soon to begin her teen age

BHIM RUDAN: 1111… 1 Country 1 Nation; Please repeat, 1 Country 1 Nation…

By Martin Macwan* Should we be content with the fact that Dr. Ambedkar has been posthumously awarded the ‘BHARAT RATNA’ and that his portrait is hung on the wall of the Parliament? In fact what Dr. Ambedkar desired was the annihilation of Caste, and least his glorification. Has Dr. Ambedkar’s dream fulfilled? How long are … Continue reading BHIM RUDAN: 1111… 1 Country 1 Nation; Please repeat, 1 Country 1 Nation…

Prof Pheroz Tehmurasp Contractor: Silent, unnoticed warrior against casteism

Phillibhai leading a Dalit rights rally By Martin Macwan* [inputs: Gagan Sethi] It was the month of May 1976 and I had just appeared for the old SSC board exams. A friend of mine in Nadiad had asked me to join him in a training program on social awareness to be held in Mount Abu. … Continue reading Prof Pheroz Tehmurasp Contractor: Silent, unnoticed warrior against casteism

Bharat Patankar: Annihilation of caste should be Ambedkarites’ top agenda

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* Mr Bharat Patankar has been a leading intellectual as well as political activist in Maharashtra with around fifty years of experience. His parents were part of the freedom movement and hence he was acquainted with their activities as well as meeting numerous political leaders and activists. Though he was a medical … Continue reading Bharat Patankar: Annihilation of caste should be Ambedkarites’ top agenda