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Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekar Azad with the family members of the Hathras woman Sunday | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Chandra Shekhar Azad can be the new Kanshi Ram — if he can upgrade for Modi-Shah era

Reservation and lower-caste politics have gained the pragmatic attention of Nagpur ideologues.

Kanshi Ram’s Bahujan movement was also cultural, not just political

BSP's diminishing political power doesn't mean all is lost for the Bahujan movement. Kanshi Ram Jayanti is a reminder the anti-caste revolution is alive among the masses.

Unlike Colston or Columbus, Ambedkar Memorial statues deserve their place in public spaces

Detractors may argue about the wisdom of expensive subaltern ornamentalism, but for the intended audience of statues and monuments erected by BSP supremo Mayawati, they are historic justice.
Former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati's statues among others at Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida | PTI

Dear media, stop Chandrashekhar Azad vs Mayawati tales. Dalits can have more than one leader

BSP has never been a party of mass protests. So why should Mayawati support Ravidas agitations?
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow | PTI

Kanshi Ram ran BSP military-style. The problem is Mayawati runs it like a bureaucracy

With her leadership style, Mayawati has alienated party members as well as her own support base.
Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

With ‘just two slaps’ at the CM’s home a huge blow dealt to politician-civil servant ties

Fights between politicians and civil servants aren’t new. Physical violence in a CM’s residence is a new low.
Shekhar Gupta reporting from the Allahabad by-election

Witnessing the rise of Kanshi Ram, the man who first created Dalit politics

In this week’s National Interest, I had said Jignesh Mevani could draw from Kanshi Ram’s playbook. Since there is much curiosity, the story of my first exposure to him and his political style
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.