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On the 68th anniversary of #JohnDewey's death, here's a nice read about the pragmatist's legacy. Among other ways, Dewey's thought was influential internationally through his students, #Ambedkar and #HuShih #pragmatism #jaibhim @saap @DeweySociety…
#Ambedkar took inspiration from Dewey, and others, and created a unique version of non-foundationalist #pragmatism in India, one that used #equality, #liberty, and #fraternity as ends-in-view or ideals. He also owned more books by or about Dewey than any other contemporary author
If you're interested in the relationship between #Dewey and #Ambedkar, here's a place to start. My research and conclusions have grown since this post, but it's a helpful beginning. #jaibhim…
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இது சுரண்டப்படும், ஒடுக்கப்படும் மக்கள் தங்களுடைய நம்பிக்கை நாயகனுக்கு அஞ்சலி செலுத்தவும், தங்களுக்கான சுய மரியாதையைத் தேடியும் ஒன்று கூடும் அசரவைக்கும் சங்கமம்.

#PARITamil #RuralIndiaOnline #Ambedkar
"நாங்க இங்க பாபாசாகேப் மேலே உள்ள பாசத்தால வந்திருக்கோம். நாட்டுக்கு பல நல்ல காரியங்களை அவர் செய்ஞ்சாரு. வேறு யாரும் செய்ய முடியாததை எல்லாம் சாதிச்சு காமிச்சாரு." என்கிறார் லீலாபாய்.
'இந்தத் திருவிழாவை பாக்க தான் ஊரில இருந்து வந்தேன்' என்கிறவர், அங்கே நிலவும் பரபரப்பை சுட்டிக்காட்டி, ' இங்க நான் பாபாசாகேப் அம்பேத்கரை நினைச்சிக்கிட்டு மகிழ்ச்சியா இருக்கேன்' என்கிறார்.
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#AmbedkarJayantiWithTheQuint | On Dr. #BRAmbedkar's birth anniversary, here are the top 6 things that all Indians should thank him for.

Check our collection on #Ambedkar’s legacy on modern society here:…
Thank #Ambedkar for your 9-5 jobs! Back in 1942, it was his idea to have an 8-hour workday instead of 12 hours.

More on #Ambedkar's legacy here:…
#Ambedkar was behind the Hirakud Dam, the Damodar Valley River Project, and the Son River Project — ensuring that a young country had enough electricity to fuel its dreams.

More on #Ambedkar's legacy here:…
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As @YashicaDutt has won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020 literary award for her memoir "Coming Out As Dalit," a short #THREAD on what really stuck me with me after reading the book.
The main story is very compelling. Yashica narrates her relationship to her caste identity, in detail, over decades. She puts her story in a broader social context.

What still plays in my mind today is her discussion of #Ambedkar.
I went into the book knowing a lot about #Ambedkar. I've read many of his writings. I teach about Ambedkar, including his fraught relationship with Gandhi, his religious ideas, his role in crafting the Indian constitution, his legacies today, and more.
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In recent years, the Indian Constitution has been criticized primarily on two counts: that it is not "Hindu" enough and that it gives too many "concessions" to minorities.

In the very first reading of draft Indian constitution on November 4, 1948, Babasaheb Ambedkar had

responded to both criticisms (the exact quotations are longer, I have reproduced the relevant portions here):

"Another criticism against the Draft Constitution is that no part of it represents the ancient polity of India. It is said that the new Constitution should have

been drafted on the ancient Hindu model of a State and that instead of incorporating Western theories the new Constitution should have been raised and built upon village Panchayats and District Panchayats. There are others who have taken a more extreme view.

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Some thoughts/excerpts on "I could not be #Hindu" by a former #RSS sevak/worker Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a #Dalit.

The book is really worth reading, just like #Ambedkar's "Annihilation of #Caste".

It is a unique 'testimony' to the RSS's #casteism.

Bhanwar has realised, in the end, that establishment of #RSS was also a partly reaction to the rise of #Dalit politics under the aegis of #Ambedkar whose first anti-caste mobilisations (including the Mahad satyagraha and temple entry movements).

In fact, Deendayal Upadhyaya defended '#casteism' even more explicitly, in Integral Humanism, a text that is still considered as its ideological charter by the RSS and BJP and other RW fringe groups.

Bhanwar experienced this as well.

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It's not 'good governance day'. It's #ManusmritiDahanDivas'.

I bet, a lot many Indians are not aware about the same. During the Mahad Satyagraha, Dr Ambedkar bravely showed #Manusmriti its place.
Mahad Satyagraha was a fight to assert the Dalits’ right to access "public water", and to embrace humanity and dignity.

For Dr Ambedkar—a staunch advocate of women’s rights and emancipation—it was a political action to burn #Manusmriti publicly.

On December 25, 1927, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar burned #Manusmriti as a symbol of rejection of the religious basis of #untouchability.

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Our #Ambedkar Ji hangs his head in shame for this pic. He opposed Casteism, not Deities. He loved Vedas. How dare u insult our Deities and demonise our Babasaheb 😠

Those who are filling ur head with Hindu Hatred are ur real enemies. Open ur eyes.

#Ambedkar Ji's Views on Partition & #Hindus.

How perfectly right he was.

No one listened to him. Now currently we've reached exactly same situation which he despised. Image
#ambedkar Ji's Views on #Aryan Invasion #Shudras and #Vedas

Read his book "Who Were The Shudras?"

You'll not doubt his own book, do you? ImageImage
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Hi #twitterstorians! This is the second installment on #Srinivas. Today we focus on his concept of #sanskritization
which was key in the development of Indian #anthropology and #sociology.This is part of our history of concepts. @UoMhistdept @LeedsUniHistory @CSMCH_Edin #AHRC
#Srinivas coined the term #sanskritization in the late 1940s and early 1950s while researching the Coorgs of South India. #Sankritization was used as a way to explain how certain groups like the Lingayats of Karnataka had move up in a caste structure that was supposed to be fixed Image
The main idea behind #sanskritization is that lower castes groups imitate and adopt Sanskritic culture and values. Along with economic and political power, eventually, #sanskritization would translate into ritual power too. This would make lower caste groups to move up socially
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मी तथाकथित उच्च जातीचा पोरगा अगदी मराठा वगैरे. त्यात परत काही तश्याच कमी अधिक उंचीच्या उपजाती. कागदावर ही लावतो अगदी जन्मल्यापासून पण आजकाल लाज वाटतेय याची. का?

फक्त आंबेडकर कळाले,वाचले, आत्मसात केले, अन् आचरणात आणले म्हणुन ...
नाही अजिबात नाही .....सांगतो👇
जन्म झाला माणूस म्हणून पण लगेच पुरुषी वंशाचा दिवा झालो.

नाव ठेवलं गेलं अन् आडनाव लावलं की एका धर्माचा झालो.

शाळेत जायला लागलो की नावापुढे जात आली.

थोडफार शिक्षण घेतलं की उपजात कळायला लागली.
त्यातच अंगाने मोठं झालो तेंव्हा मित्र, समाज , घरातील माणसं यांकडून काही गोष्टी कळायला लागल्या .
जसं की.... हा भीमाचा, हा महाराचा, तो मांगवाड्यातला, ते खालच्या जातीचे.......

काही गोष्टी कानावर पडून त्याबद्दल मत तयार झालं.
जसं की.... काय लावलाय तसला महार मांगी तमाशा...
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Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Indian ever born,Baba Saheb BhimRao Ambedkar.Millions f ppl r able to live with dignity today coz that one guy stood up.He faced humiliation& still gifted this nation the Holy book that binds it together,The Constitution #AmbedkarJayanti2020
He was the first person who told us, "We are Indians firstly and lastly". He gave us the book that treated every one Equal, without any distinction to Caste, Class, Race Religion etc. Well that was first such instance in the entire History when we were all equals.
Ambedkar was the hero who fought for the most marginalised people. He even fought with Gandhi to secure the SC/ST, Dalits, their rights. He gave special provisions for them in Constitution. Truly we are lucky to be born in the Country that produced Ambedkar. #Ambedkar
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Why Should We Need to rewrite History of #India, #BhimaKoregaon is false pride.
(1) Though the battle was between British troops & #Maratha under Peshwa, the soldiers of British troops were not only #mahars but also Rajputs, Marathas, Jews & Peshwa's Troops were Arabs ImageImageImageImage
#BhimaKoregaon_शौर्यदिवस is a false pride
Among 500 British troops, only 49 were from #Mahars among them almost 27 died. The retreat of Peshwa is not due to the bravery of British troops but his own fear of approaching British troops. Image
Even #Ambedkar himself has written the account of #BhimaKoregaon where he mentioned among the dead British Soldiers; 22 were Mahars or Parwaris, 16 were Marathas, 8 were Rajputs, two were Muslims,& two were probably Indian Jews
#BhimaKoregaon202 is false
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On #BabaSahebAmbedkar 's death anniversary, here's a thread with links to some of his most seminal writings and speeches!
The entire collection is available on our website's resource section for easy reference.
Volume I includes his famous speech on caste (Annihilation of Caste), another on Justice Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah, his thoughts on the creation of states on a linguistic basis, and essays on constitutional reforms and India’s economic problems.
The 2nd volume has three parts. Part I contains his speeches in the Bombay Legislature (1927-1939); Part II has his reports for and statements before the Simon Commission; and Part III is his speeches at the First and Second Round Table Conferences.
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A thread on some quotes from @gautambhatia88’s “The transformative constitution “In equality jurisprudence, the approach of focusing on the disproportionately exclusionary impact if politics rather than their formal character or motive is known as disparate impact”
“It is based on the premise that inequality and discrimination result not (only) from individual hostile acts, but from structures and institutions.” @gautambhatia88 Only in brackets important & added by me.
An test for entry may be “neutral” but yet exclude by aligning with exclusionary institutions; if an physical entrance test for firefighter includes activities not necessary for fulfilling duties and unintentionally poses #gender-barriers, deserves to be struck down. #NoteToSelf
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Did Patel, Ambedkar really oppose Article 370?First of all, very idea that a few members of previous Cabinet can be singled out by later-day historians/politicians to prove a point is flawed, as a Cabinet is supposed to function on the principle of collective responsibility.>>
Alleged opposition of Ambedkar & Patel to Article 370 is unsustainable defence for any step taken by today’s Cabinet, simply on this ground.
2nd, document & evidence show that the then Cabinet led by former PM Nehru worked on mutual consultations on the Kashmir issue.#Kashmir >
Besides, in Nehru’s day, all powers were not centralised /concentrated in PM’s Office, as has become norm today. Patel’s biographer Rajmohan Gandhi points out: ‘Gandhi, Nehru & Patel formed a crucial triumvirate that agreed that independent India would not be a Hindu Rashtra >>
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Today on Ambedkar’s 128th birth anniversary he is more politically and socially relevant than ever before. A thread on some of his writings (with links) that I think should be read by everyone. 1/n #ambedkar #ThoughtsofAmbedkar
Ambedkar’s writings on caste is well known. An absolute must read is “The Annhilation of Caste” which is a lecture he never gave. It published later as a book. It is a debate between the ideas of Gandhi and Ambedkar or the doctor versus the saint.… 2/n
In Annhilation, one section in particular on how the caste system is not the division of labour but the division of labourers.… 3/n
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PM @narendramodi commences the 50th edition of #MannKiBaat reminding listeners that this Golden Jubilee episode is indeed gilt-edged in every sense of the term.
PM @narendramodi revealed why he chose radio as a medium for #MannKiBaat reminiscing how during his travels in Himachal Pradesh in 1998 a lone tea-seller in a remote snow-clad hilly outpost informed him of India’s Nuclear tests after listening to the news on radio.(1/3)
“He must be listening to the radio all day; this was a medium that was truly connected with the masses…and it was a powerful means of getting across,” the PM thought.(2/3) #MannKiBaat
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I am currently reading this wonderful book by @Koenraad_Elst which gives amazing insight abt the defence of Godse and exposes the blunders commited by Gandhi (I refuse to use Mahatma), have decided that will be tweeting extracts from the same as I go along. #KnowYourLegacy
Untill now almost all the works published on Gandhi have been hagiographies with none really questioning Gandhi on some hard facts and hence this book comes as something fresh.. #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @indiantweeter @TrueIndology
This book also provides an opportunity for the next gen to learn abt the mistakes commited during the freedom struggle and more importantly also abt the fact that it was not a single person or party which helped us attain independence #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @TrueIndology
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