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Namdeo Dhasal

Namdeo Dhasal, Poet of the Underworld, trans. Dilip Chitre, Navayana, hardback, ISBN 81-89059-10-6, Rs 350 Namdeo Dhasal is better known as a political activist, the founder of the Dalit Panthers in 1972. In the same year he published his first … Continue reading

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Navayana Avarna

This mild tongue-twister is our latest scheme for getting good people into publishing. Brought to you courtesy Navayana, it’s a stipend-carrying fellowship for five social minority candidates to attend the Edit Pub course which runs every year at JU under … Continue reading

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Backward Classes

There is now a great to-do about the reservations for OBCs mandated by the Supreme Court. By excluding the so called ‘creamy layer’, the learned Court has managed to please nobody, except perhaps the vanishingly small minority of people who … Continue reading

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Mental Reservations

The other day I visited my old research centre after a long time, and met some of my friends. While I was casually chatting with one of them, she happened to mention that they had had a discussion some while … Continue reading

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