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Globalization, Dalits and their impact on Dalits

Globalization, Religion and their impact on Dalits

D. Murali Manohar
Sr. Lecturer
Dept. of English
University of Hyderabad

Globalization is a boon for some and a curse for others. Similarly, religion is a boon for some and a curse for others. The boon factor of globalization is for property owners, businesspersons, industrialists, real estate personnel, capitalists, entrepreneurs, software companies to mention only a few. The curse factor is for labor, employees of middle income group, part-time workers, oppressed and exploited people such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward castes and Muslim minorities to mention a few.

Liberalization bill was introduced by late former Prime Minister Sri P. V. Narasimha Rao in 1991 during his tenure when the present Prime Minister Sri Manmohan Singh was the then Finance Minister. There was a lot of outcry against this bill. However, it was passed in the Parliament as the majority was with the ruling party, which was the then c…

Dalit seminar abstracts

A Three Day-National Seminar on Personal Narratives of Dalits and Their Religion(s)

School of Humanities
Department of English
University of Hyderabad

October 16, 2007
10.00 a.m to 10.30 a.m

Introduction of the Seminar : Dr. D. Murali Manohar

Chief Guest : Prof. Mohan G. Ramanan
School of Humanities

Introduction of the Department : Prof. Sachidanda Mohanty
Department of English

Session I
10.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m

Chair of the Session : Prof. Alladi Uma

Dr. K. Suneetha Rani : “Dalit Women Construct
their Identity”

Ms. Swathi Margaret …

History of Mala Dasari

Dear Mala Dasari Friends,

I being a Mala Dasari would like to write a history of our own people. Those who want to share about the Mala Dasaris' culture, role of priesthood in the villages, religion that they practice at present, qualifications and jobs, holding key positions in society, ancestry, rituals and more and more. Whatever you know about Mala Dasaris please add to this blog. Let's write our own history.

I look forward for your full cooperation and support.

Thank you.

Dr.D.Murali Manohar
Sr. Lecturer
Department of English
University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad-500 046.

P.S:Currently I am doing a Major Research Project on "Interrogating Dalits and their Religions".

History of Mala Dasari

Dear Mala Dasari Friends,

I would like to do a project on the History of Mala Dasari. I have started my research on this. I would like all the Mala Dasaris to contribute whatever they know about Mala Dasaris' achievements, profiles, I.A.S Officers, Gazetted Officers, Police Personnel, Educationists, Professors, Readers, Lecturers, M.L.As, M.Ps and Ministers, Lawyers, Realtors, Engineers, Doctors, Software Engineers, Occupying responsible positions as Chairperson/Directors. Please narrate whatever you know about the culture, profession, child reminiscences. 
I have applied for a Major Research Project for Rs. 9,00,000. I hope I will get it. Please watch out for the exciting news. 
Do contact me and let us write history.
Dr.D.Murali Manhoar Associate Professor Department of English University of Hyderabad Hyderabad 09908569272 040-23133406

A three day National Seminar at University of Hyderabad

Dear Friends!

Please go through the seminar details and respond either by email or on my mobile number (0)9908569272.

Seminar Proposal under Unassigned Grants

A Three-Day National Seminar on
Personal Narratives of Dalits and their Religion(s)
(18th October 2007 to 20th October 2007)

Religion is one of the problems for Dalits in India. It is the question of its being implicit and explicit, inclusive and exclusive, an insider and outsider for Dalit life. Dalits have been in dilemma as to which religion they have to follow in the Post- Colonial period. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has made a statement that he will not die as a Hindu. It had an impact on several Dalit Hindus. Moreover, his conversion to Buddhism has influenced thousands of Dalits to follow. However, there may be a few Dalits who are in Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Islam and some others have considered Ambedkarism as one of the religions. The Dalits who are in the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikkhism have constitutional benef…