The Complex Nexus of Fascism, Communalism and Casteism

The Complex Nexus of Fascism, Communalism and Casteism

  At the Dharwad Literature Festival held on 6-7 May, 2017, Dr. Anand Teltumbde explained how the BJP Government under Narendra Modi is slowly turning India into a proto-fascist state buttressed by the twin evils of communalism and casteism. Despite being self-declared nationalists, the BJP Government aligns with the colonial rulers in its persistent attck on…

Bezwada Wilson on Eradicating Manual Scavenging

Bezwada Wilson on Eradicating Manual Scavenging

This is a talk organised at Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD) in collaboration with Indian Writers Forum (IWF) on 'Eradicating Manual Scavenging: Join the Struggle'. Bezwada Wilson talks about the need to eradicate manual scavenging, the reasons given by the government for implementing demonetisation, its impact on the poor of the country and the lack of political will…

The Use and Abuse of History

The Use and Abuse of History

A number of intellectuals, civil society groups and activists came together at a two-day conclave on the theme “Idea of India: Two years of P.M. Modi, State of the Nation” at New Delhi’s India International Centre on May 23 and 24, 2016.  Here, historian Mridula Mukherjee addresses a panel on “The Use and Abuse of…