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Kancha Ilaiah

BJP Only Pretends To Respect Ambedkar, Or Else Anand Teltumbde Would Not Be In Jail

Apr 14, 2020 Kancha Ilaiah

Today, Prime Minister Modi invoked Ambedkar. But shockingly, today a respected Dalit intellectual was also sent to jail. The arrest of Anand Teltumbde makes a mockery of Babasaheb's rights-based Constitution, writes Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd.

Chandrashekhar’s Release A ‘Political Game’: Dalit Activists

Sep 14, 2018 Preetha Nair

The government has released Chandrashekhar “to pacify dalits ahead of the general elections,” but the “dalits are not going to fall for it,” said Bezwada Wilson


Modi As Abraham Lincoln?

Jan 08, 2015 Nissim Mannathukkaren

Prof Kancha Ilaiah recently argued that Narendra Modi-led BJP can potentially liberate backward castes, classes and tribes because Modi belongs to a backward caste. Really?


Hyderabad Blues

After extending his support to beef festivals, writer and Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah now says that history books in schools must showcase Ravana as a true hero...

17 May, 2003

Trishuls, Lathis And Books

Kancha Ilaiah

Without understanding the implications of the Hindutva project of weapon distribution other parties are aping it...These weapons can in no way empower the Dalit-Bahujans and the poor.


16 April, 2003

Sharing More Than Scraps

Kancha Ilaiah

Indian nationalism is not only the property of Hindus. It is the property of Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs as well.


27 December, 2002

The Rise Of Modi

Kancha Ilaiah

The BJP made serious efforts, much more than other parties, to include and accommodate the OBCs so as to provide Hindutva its muscle power.


26 October, 2002

Cow And Culture

Kancha Ilaiah

They killed five Dalits for skinning a cow... At least now the whole nation must stand up against this kind of spiritual and political nationalism.


21 August, 2002

Hindutva And Caste

Kancha Ilaiah

The BJP is making a show of empowering the Sudra/OBC forces within... But how will the Sangh Parivar resolve the caste contradictions within Hindu religion?


26 June, 2002

Challenges Before Kalam

Kancha Ilaiah

Abdul Kalam has to ensure that his being President is not misused to serve the Hindutva agenda.


30 May, 2002

Dalit, OBC And Muslim Relations

Kancha Ilaiah

Muslim intellectuals must learn from Christian missionaries and work among Dalits, Adivasis and OBCs so that a relationship of trust is established.


24 April, 2002

Needed, A Transformation

Kancha Ilaiah

The contemporary Shudras\OBCs have not developed a philosophical discourse of their own.


05 April, 2002

'Hindutva Is Nothing But Brahminism'

Yoginder Sikand

The author of Why I Am Not A Hindu on his view that 'Dalitisation' alone can effectively challenge the threat of Brahminical fascism parading in the garb of Hindutva.


19 March, 2002

What Stakes Do OBCs Have?

Kancha Ilaiah

The OBCs are a directionless social force available to be used by the Hindutva forces as muscle power.


24 February, 2002

Cultural Globalisation

Kancha Ilaiah

In the cultural realm, globalisation seems to have opened up a new channel of hope for the historically suppressed masses.


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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting, in Murshidabad.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference in New Delhi. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter...

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In this file photo, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor,...

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