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Remembering Fatima Sheikh – A Woman Lost In History

Fatima Sheikh, like many other Indian women reformers has remained unknown and uncited in history. The little that is known about her comes from her association with Savitribai Phule and Mahatma Jotiba Phule. When the Phule couple had started teaching ...

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A Dalit community looks to escape the caste system by converting to Buddhism

AHMEDABAD, India (RNS) Dosa vendor Sunil Gagnath Sabkale watches over a fragile Buddhist temple across the street from a market where he sells his crepelike pancakes. The temple consists of a small courtyard with a flimsy bamboo shelter built around ...

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Now showing at a museum near you: Bhagat Singh’s gun, Sachin’s gloves

There are new treasures, instant classics and objects that rewrite history, waiting to be discovered on your next vacation. The gun that made Bhagat Singh a legend In 1928, Bhagat Singh used this gun to shoot a 21-year-old British police ...

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Acknowledging the unconscious bias

It is important to acknowledge one’s privilege, and reveal unconscious biases, our own, and of our elders from whom we learn A few years ago, on 10 December (International Human Rights Day), when Aung San Suu Kyi was still an ...

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Different strokes

22nd April 2017, 03:40 PM IST The sheer variety of V Dhananjayan’s art testifies to his mastery over form Art seems to blossom from the nooks and corners of V Dhananjayan’s studio as the air-conditioner does its best to banish ...

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