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Gandhi On Community Specific Colleges And Universities

Gandhi On Community Specific Colleges And Universities

           Mahatma Gandhi dealt with problem of communalism in variety of ways. Throughout his life, he worked for communal harmony among communities of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Though, the years following Hindu-Muslim riots in 1940s posed a greater challenge for Gandhi and Indian leadership. The challenge was to address the communal sentiment and to bring[Read More…]

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The Dangers of One Nation One Election Narrative

The Dangers of One Nation One Election Narrative

The debate of simultaneous Lok  Sabha and state assemblies’ elections is gaining momentum in India.  After continuous pitch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ruling BJP, the Law Commission recently held consultations with national and regional parties to know their views on the idea of ‘One Nation One Election’.  The main arguments behind having One Nation One Election system are[Read More…]

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Dalit Social Memories: Countering In Their Own Way 

Since social memory and myth are used as tools of social dominance, they have a very significant role in politics of assertion. Different sections of society have diverse kinds of memories and myths related to their caste and prescribed indentures, sentimental remembrance of their past as well as their ancestors’ tales of heroic deeds. These social reminiscences have been manipulated[Read More…]