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Remembering Ambedkar Voices from Chaityabhoomi on Mahaparinirvan Diwas

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Baba Saheb, was born on April 14, 1891. He was an economist, jurist and social reformer who fought for the rights of Dalits as well as those of women and workers. Ambedkar was the first law minister after India gained independence, and the key architect of the Indian…

‘Lower’ Castes Original Producers of Knowledge, ‘Upper’ Castes Simply Accumulated Wealth: Kancha Ilaiah

Author, political theorist and Dalit rights activist Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd was recently placed under house arrest in Hyderabad and prevented from attending a rally in Vijaywada. The scholar who is also Director for the Center for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University was receiving death threats…

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