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“The Annihilati…

“The Annihilation of Caste Reading Group” is a global initiative initiated by Baraza and housed in Columbia University. We have bi-monthly Skype sessions with Activists at the forefront of humanitarian struggles in India in order to further the understanding of anti-caste discourse amongst budding academics. The group is open only to those who seek to end caste and all other forms of default discrimination. If you would like to Skype-in with us for our next session, please collect a group no smaller than four members and contact lg2571@columbia.edu or ak3293@columbia.edu

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March 12, 2013 · 4:11 am

Our Latest Schedule of Events

  • Friday, February 22, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – The Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar (w/ Paul Divakar)

  • Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – The Persistence of Caste by Anand Teltumbde (PART I) (w/ Bezwada Wilson)

  • Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – The Persistence of Caste by Anand Teltumbde (PART II) (w/ Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Dr. SDMJ Prasad)

  • Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – Touch by Meena Kandasamy

  • Friday, April 25, 2013 @ 10:00 AM – Buffalo Nationalism by Kancha Ilaiah

We invite scholars from India to Skype in with us and will update the website as and when we receive further confirmation.

The Annihilation of Caste Reading Group meets every twice a month during the academic year on Friday from 10:00 AM to Noon in 403 Knox Hall. Write to lg2571@columbia.edu to RSVP for access into the building.

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“The Annihilati…

“The Annihilation of Caste Reading Group” is a global initiative initiated by Baraza, housed in Columbia University. We have bi-monthly Skype sessions with Activists at the forefront of humanitarian struggles in India in order to further the understanding of anti-caste discourse amongst budding academics. The group is open only to those who seek to end caste and all other forms of default discrimination. If you would like to Skype-in with us for our next session, please collect a group no smaller than four members and contact lg2571@columbia.edu or ak3293@columbia.edu

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March 6, 2013 · 9:54 pm
Mr. Paul Divakar

Mr. Paul Divakar

Paul Divakar Mentors “‘The Annihilation of Caste’ Reading Group”

On February 22 2013, The Annihilation of Caste Reading Group had its inaugural session with Mr. Paul Divakar, National Secretary, Dalit Arthik Adhikar Andolan, National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights.

We read the seminal Indian text, our reading group’s namesake, The Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar. We requested Mr. Divakar, a leading Indian activist and humanitarian and inspiration to people across the globe, to Skype in with us from New Delhi. He guided us through the tract at the level of textual interpretation, socio-cultural practice and current-day realities.

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February 27, 2013 · 5:24 am