Thursday, April 14, 2016


A few of the articles which appeared recently:
The fatal accident of birth by Sanjay Hegde
A dream of unsiled life by Anoo Bhuyan
Missin from the Indian news room by Robin Jeffrey (from 2012). Since then, there have been some sites like Round Table India
Many of Ambedkar's writins can be accessed from Click on the left at Dr.B.R.Ambedkar and then Writings & Speeches.
If Facebook feed is any indication Ambedkar consciousness is still weak amon the upper castes or but it is strong amon Dalits and keeps giving them hope. Here is an excerpt and photo from the first article:
"On Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, look closely at this year’s defining image of Dalit struggle and aspiration. It is a photograph of the late Rohith Vemula, carrying Ambedkar’s portrait out of the Hyderabad Central University hostel. Rohith, who was evicted along with his friends, spent the next fortnight on the pavement outside the university, in a makeshift tent decorated with that portrait."

Story of struggle: “Rohith, like Ambedkar, was ousted from the only place that had afforded him shelter as a matter of right.” Rohith and his friends after being evicted from the Hyderabad Central University hostel.

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