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  • Caste Inequalities and Social Revolution: A Case for India

    Caste Inequalities and Social Revolution: A Case for India0

    Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s political treatise ‘Annihilation of Caste’ remains to be his most radical and controversial work, utopian in character and revolutionary in nature which has led Anand Teltumbde to write that “what the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India”. In his work while Ambedkar deeply criticizes the social foundations of Hindu society built upon a system of economic exploitation and socio-political inequality masquerading as divine providence, he also critiques the social reform and the socialist movements for failing to address the issue of caste. The essay is thus an attempt at not only a reinterpretation of Indian history (and religion) but also a plea towards the then existing socio-political movements towards self inquiry. In retrospect Ambedkar’s work represents, first, the unfinished project of renaissance in India, and second, the need for the Dalit assertion within the working class movement.

  • The Rise of the Loneliness: Me and Me

    The Rise of the Loneliness: Me and Me0

     Loneliness is usually characterized by a deep feeling of emptiness. Lonely people often feel alienated from the world around them, usually due to external or internal causes. The causes vary from social, marital, emotional to physical and loss of a loved one. Often times, people experience social loneliness when they feel neglected by a certain group of people. Several efforts to get associated with them are treated with a cold response.