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What Is My Philosophy? -Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

in Annihilate Caste — by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd — Countercurrents After I wrote Why I am Not a Hindu and Post-Hindu India  the Brahmin- Banias ( the castes that control Hindu spiritual system and the whole business system of India) communities of Telugu states threatened to…

Notes from the CPM congress

A politics based on democratic welfarism could offer a political alternative. The Bahujan Left Front in Telangana comprising communists and Ambedkarites may show the way. Written by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd | Updated: April 24, 2018 12:06:00 am Indian Express Last…

Making Sense of Dalit Spring in Hindi Heart Land

By Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Source India Today (April 2, 2018, Page 28) The April 2 Bharat Bandh, organised by non-political Dalit groups, has revealed a new capacity for mobilisation among the historically oppressed community in the Hindi heartland.Their fight to…

Exception makes the rule

Apex court verdict will make the SC/ST Atrocities Act toothless, roll back social transformation Written by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Source The verdict of the Supreme Court’s two-judge bench stating that the SC/ST Atrocities Act 1989 is being misused — and…

To Be or Not to Be

In Hinduism, the right to spiritual equality is restricted. In glossing over the fact in his new book, Shashi Tharoor is playing into the hands of the proponents of Hindutva Written by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Source Shashi Tharoor’s latest book,…

T-MASS: A New Experiment In Ambedkarite-Marxist Alliance

In Annihilate Caste by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd —January 31, 2018   The newly formed organization popularly called T-MASS is a registered organization under the Telangana Government’s Registration Act with a name “Telangana Mass and Social Organizations”. Under its broad umbrella many Ambedkarist, Phuleite,…

The Government’s Elaborate Nationalist Charade

By Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd | Published on: November 9, 2017 Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, a political theorist and Dalit Rights activist has been in the eye of the storm ever since the Telugu translation of his book Post Hindu India…

A Critical Defence of Kancha Ilaiah’s Voice

Anand Teltumbde (tanandraj@gmail.com) is a writer and civil rights activist with the Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights, Mumbai. Source In these achhe din when the Hindutva bullet trail has killed people with impunity for speaking what it does not…

Kancha Ilaiah: For lives lived in labour

Kalpana Kannabiran, The Hindu Childhood, marriage, markets, goddesses, worship, food, work — for Ilaiah, the lived village has always been the best textbook I call Professor Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd and we talk about meeting and having a leisurely chat about…