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Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd: Unusual Autobiography of a Shudra Intellectual

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd: Unusual Autobiography of a Shudra Intellectual

The just-released autobiography of Prof. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd is a unique project of substance as it comprises the discourse of production and intellectuality. A discourse of this kind was/is nowhere figured in any autobiography written by notable Indian scholar or politician.  In India, the autobiographies like ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘My Search of Truth’[Read More…]

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The Way to Understand Kancha Ilaiah’s Works

The Way to Understand Kancha Ilaiah’s Works

The meeting of the Delhi University Standing Committee for Academic Affairs was held on October 24, 2018 and it has recommended dropping edification of three books at Post-Graduate level.  And, those books have been in MA Political Science’s syllabi for the past few years.  The three books are ‘Why I am not a Hindu? – A Sudra Critique of Hindutva[Read More…]

Hindu Rama and Indian Krishna

Hindu Rama and Indian Krishna

It is a known fact that Ram is politically owned by the Sangh Parivar whereas Krishna is owned by the Yadavs across the country as their divine and political legacy. In North India the Yadavs remained as an opposite political and social block to the Hindutva block. In this context, I want to examine two opposite streams of thought that emerged around Rama and[Read More…]

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