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    Most students remanded belong to ‘disadvantaged strata’

    Students mostly hailing from deprived socio-economic backgrounds have been sent to 14-day judicial custody after they staged protests at UoH following the return of Vice-Chancellor, P. Appa Rao to campus. Among the 25 protesters who were arrested on March 22, at least 15 are first generation literates who came to study in this institution of

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    FEDERATION OF CENTRAL UNIVERSITY TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONS

    FEDCUTA Press Statement on Hyderabad Central University Crisis 24.3.2016 The FEDCUTA strongly condemns the police crackdown on students and teachers of Hyderabad Central University, a constituent of FEDCUTA, and demands the immediate removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile. The VC and his team of administrators are yet again

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    Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

    Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad ________________________________________ Three Dalit Bahujan research scholars were rusticated on May 6th at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad for participating in a meeting organized

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    FROM A CRADLE OF THORNS

    Vinu’s works refuse to accept the basic assumptions inherent in such posturing and attempts to begin its real work in the fuzzy areas in  the  aporias of ‘culture ‘.  The closing off of entire cultures towards what falls outside of the hegemonic , the demonization  of ‘other’ peoples and cultures, is a constant theme in Vinu’s

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    The Holy Predicament

    Absurdly, in the case of ‘Mata Amritanandamayi’, it is the ‘Devi’ herself who is propagating patriarchal ideas. And the idea of purity as a non-menstruating woman does not seem to have been a myth created around her by a man, but she has just internalized it, because Gail accounts shows ‘Amma’ propagating such stories from the very

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Students mostly hailing from deprived socio-economic backgrounds have been sent to 14-day judicial custody after they staged protests at UoH following the return of Vice-Chancellor, P. Appa Rao to campus. Among the 25 protesters who were arrested on March 22, at least 15 are first generation literates who came to study in this institution of higher learning even as they hail from disadvantaged communities including Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and Bahujans. More, put together they represent five States- Andhra Pradesh Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal and Orissa. Even the political backgrounds of the student leaders in custody are diverse as it ranges from Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and Students Federation of India (SFI) to

FEDCUTA Press Statement on Hyderabad Central University Crisis 24.3.2016 The FEDCUTA strongly condemns the police crackdown on students and teachers of Hyderabad Central University, a constituent of FEDCUTA, and demands the immediate removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile. The VC and his team of administrators are yet again responsible for unleashing a series of extremely unfortunate events that have led to a full-blown crisis for the students and teachers in the campus. On 22nd March 2016, the VC, against whom the enquiry on charges of inciting and abetting Rohith Vemula's suicide are still pending, returned to work and through an apparently pre-planned course of events, allowed the CRPF and RAF to enter the campus and

Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad ________________________________________ Three Dalit Bahujan research scholars were rusticated on May 6th at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad for participating in a meeting organized by the students’ union to protest against the illegal closure of the library reading room. Surprisingly, these students were active members of various student organizations which constantly strived to expose several corruption charges against the university administration. According to recent media reports, CAG had unearthed financial irregularities in the university to the tune of several

Vinu’s works refuse to accept the basic assumptions inherent in such posturing and attempts to begin its real work in the fuzzy areas in  the  aporias of ‘culture ‘.  The closing off of entire cultures towards what falls outside of the hegemonic , the demonization  of ‘other’ peoples and cultures, is a constant theme in Vinu’s paintings. While  difference is marked by contempt and suspicion in the  common sense of socially dominant groups, attempting to paralyze dissent, this artist refuses to partake in the diatribes of the ‘cultured’ and makes out a case to the contrary, aided by the subversive potentials of Ambedkar vis a vis Indian

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    Spirit and Ustad Hotel: What the State Wants to Say?

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    M.H.Ilyas ____________________________________________________________ On deeper scrutiny,by supposedly giving out the 'message' about responsible drinking it can be seen that 'SPIRIT' is playing out  a covert state strategy. The film that is vocal about the increase in liquor consumption among ordinary workers, however keeps mum about the living conditions which pressurise them into such a situation.USTAD HOTEL by Anwar rasheed also belongs to this group of films. The film that doles out detailed instructions about family planning, it is not surprising that Ustad hotel scoffs at the pro-natal policy prevalent among Malabar Muslims.M.H. Ilias argues that the films ustad hotel and spirit put forth arguments acceptable for the governing

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    MELVILASOM: ERASING ADDRESSES AND IDENTITIES

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    Rupesh Kumar "Melvilasam as a cinematic text very much  and clearly exclude all the political issues raised by dalits and untouchables in the Indian history and political contexts of caste discrimination and make an attempt  to patronizes such anti caste debates and the critics read this text as if it is depicting the ‘reality of caste’. In Indian cinema or society, ‘reality of caste’ has almost been  never  depicted and revealed and that  it is the need of the time especially in cinema to initiate a dialogue against brahmanic hegemony and patronizing attitudes. But interestingly, the film itself becomes a casteist and brahmanical covert  tool to suppress, erase and divert  the caste discussions and portray the

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  • Holy-Hell;-A-Memoir-of-Fait

    The Holy Predicament

    Utharakalam Admin

    Absurdly, in the case of ‘Mata Amritanandamayi’, it is the ‘Devi’ herself who is propagating patriarchal ideas. And the idea of purity as a non-menstruating woman does not seem to have been a myth created around her by a man, but she has just internalized it, because Gail accounts shows ‘Amma’ propagating such stories from the very beginning, even before an ashram was set up in her name. Now, the question is, from when on did we have this bizarre idea of woman being impure, unclean and shameful because she menstruates? Rose Merin __________ After having finished reading the book Holy Hell; A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, I couldn’t help but write this. The book is totally

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    National order and the subaltern subject in Benyamin’s EMS and the Girl

    Utharakalam Admin

    Georgy Roy If the universalism of Brahmanism is achieved through the assimilation of this subaltern culture, this assimilation makes the subaltern as the agents of this dominant culture and is sent packing to Laos.  This happens through a process of humanism whereby western modernity is made the villain for the subaltern and women. Jose regains his lost acquaintance of the Mongs through the media reporting about a Mong mother killing her four children and committing suicide. This evokes in Jose a “longing and curiosity”  which ends in a visit to Pakavu’s home which is described as “abounding with the smell of poverty”, he meets YaVang’s father who is represented as filled with despair and living alone after fighting for the

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    More on the Good-Bad-Ugly Muslim in Malayalam Literature: Within and Without NAALUKETTU

    Utharakalam Admin

    M.T Ansari This article engages with the 1996 Jnanpith awardee M.T. Vasudevan Nair’s first published novel Naalukettu (1958), which won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 1959, in order to understand how the Malabar-Mapilla, as region-religion, pre-figures as the other of the emerging regional/national modern. In 1889 (Indulekha) we saw a nameless and nation-less villain becoming a Muslim, in 1990 ('Higuita') we saw a Muslim becoming a cut-out villain, and in-between, in 1922 (Duravastha), in 1956-65 (Chemmeen, novel-film) and in 1957 (Sundarikalum Sundaranmarum), we saw how caste-conversion dimensions further nuanced the representation of the Muslim within Malayalam literature. In Naalukettu, we find the good, the bad and the ugly

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    Shoot us, but we will not give up

    Utharakalam Admin

    Ajmal khan             ___________________________ All that we done is, we elected you. and this is not new to us either, We do it all the times. We have never demanded for anything yet. Neither we complained, nor protest. My forefathers made their life here, they were happy though they ate once or twice a day. Then I came, I fish here, I dream on the shores. and tomorrow my son will come and their sons. We lived our lives with what we had, we were happy here. This is for our children, this is for our women, this for our generations to come and this is for the every living organism here. We will not go away,  we will not give up, kill us but we will not give

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    Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

    Utharakalam Admin

    Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad ________________________________________ Three Dalit Bahujan research scholars were rusticated on May 6th at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad for participating in a meeting organized by the students’ union to protest against the illegal closure of the library reading room. Surprisingly, these students were active members of various student organizations which constantly strived to expose several corruption charges against the university administration. According to recent media reports, CAG had unearthed financial irregularities in the university to the tune of several

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  • Holy-Hell;-A-Memoir-of-Fait

    The Holy Predicament

    Utharakalam Admin

    Absurdly, in the case of ‘Mata Amritanandamayi’, it is the ‘Devi’ herself who is propagating patriarchal ideas. And the idea of purity as a non-menstruating woman does not seem to have been a myth created around her by a man, but she has just internalized it, because Gail accounts shows ‘Amma’ propagating such stories from the very beginning, even before an ashram was set up in her name. Now, the question is, from when on did we have this bizarre idea of woman being impure, unclean and shameful because she menstruates? Rose Merin __________ After having finished reading the book Holy Hell; A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, I couldn’t help but write this. The book is totally

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  • EMSum-penkuttyum

    National order and the subaltern subject in Benyamin’s EMS and the Girl

    Utharakalam Admin

    Georgy Roy If the universalism of Brahmanism is achieved through the assimilation of this subaltern culture, this assimilation makes the subaltern as the agents of this dominant culture and is sent packing to Laos.  This happens through a process of humanism whereby western modernity is made the villain for the subaltern and women. Jose regains his lost acquaintance of the Mongs through the media reporting about a Mong mother killing her four children and committing suicide. This evokes in Jose a “longing and curiosity”  which ends in a visit to Pakavu’s home which is described as “abounding with the smell of poverty”, he meets YaVang’s father who is represented as filled with despair and living alone after fighting for the

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