Statue Politics and the Myth of Ramanuja’s Equality

The name given to the statue is meant to mislead the Shudra/Dalit/Adivasis, who have their own spiritual symbols in Telangana and also have major spiritual icons like Mahatma Phule, Savitribai Phule & Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the "Statue of Equality" in Hyderabad. Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi Earlier this month,  … Continue reading Statue Politics and the Myth of Ramanuja’s Equality

A New Civilisational Discourse for India | The India Forum

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd UPDATED: 11 FEB 2022ISSUE: MARCH 4, 2022 Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd is a political thinker, social activist, author, and socio-spiritual reformer.     The Great Granary of Harappa, dated to 2450 BCE. Much before the Aryans came to the subcontinent, the Harappans had built an advanced urban civilisation. | Wikimedia A right-wing nationalist agenda … Continue reading A New Civilisational Discourse for India | The India Forum

Telangana CM’s idea of a ‘new Constitution’ is self-destructive. It echoes RSS propaganda

KCR himself has many streaks of Hindutva thinking. Perhaps the call for a 'new Constitution' was his way of appeasing the RSS while opposing Modi. KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team India always knew that there was, and perhaps still is, a threat to the Constitution from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, … Continue reading Telangana CM’s idea of a ‘new Constitution’ is self-destructive. It echoes RSS propaganda

The rise of Akhilesh Yadav amid Dwij jeers

Historically, Hindutva forces have treated the Shudras and Dalits and Adivasis as enemies. The minorities are only a late addition to their list of enemies. They created the caste system and nurtured it to perpetually enslave the food producers. This enmity of the Dwijs with Shudras is millennia old, writes Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd BY KANCHA ILAIAH … Continue reading The rise of Akhilesh Yadav amid Dwij jeers