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Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation) ISSN: 2278-2168

Special Issue on “Marx and Ambedkar for Indian Social Change”

Year 09, No. 01 (April, 2018)

Respected Faculty/Scholar/Professor,

Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation) is an online peer-reviewed bi-annual journal of Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa (Kurukshetra). For us education refers to any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. The role of education must be as an instrument of social change and social transformation. Social transformation refers to large scale of social change as in cultural reforms and transformations. The first occurs with the individual, the second with the social system. This journal offers an opportunity to all academicians including educationist, social-scientists, philosophers and social activities to share their views. Each issue contains about 100 pages.

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About Present Issue:

Karl Marx, in full Karl Heinrich Marx (born May 5, 1818, Trier and died March 14, 1883, London, England) was a philosopher, revolutionary, sociologist, historian, and economist. He published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anticapitalist works that form the basis of Marxism. It was Capital’s 150th anniversary in autumn 2017, the 170th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto will be in February 2018, and it would have been Karl Marx’s 200th birthday in May 2018. The Communist Party of the Philippines calls on all Filipino workers to start a year-long commemoration and celebration of Marx’s 200th birthday on May 5, 2018. The whole revolutionary movement must salute Karl Marx’ and Marxism’s great role in history and in the continuing world struggle for the emancipation of the proletariat and the entire humanity. This celebration is of great relevance to the working class, from politics to philosophy to academics as Karl Marx made a lasting imprint on the face of history. The Centre has also an intention to commemorate the 200 years of Karl Marx by various activities including essay competition, seminar, special issues and books on this great thinker.

Karl Marx was the first thinker to draw sharp attention to the highly deleterious impact of caste on Indian society and its causal link with the relations of production. In his famous essay on “The Future Results of British Rule in India” Karl Marx characterized the Indian castes as “the most decisive impediment to India’s progress and power”. Marx clearly and causally connected the archaic social formation of caste in India with the relations of production. It followed logically that the abolition of the caste hierarchy and the oppression and exploitation of the ‘lower’ castes could not be separated from the Marxian form of class struggle. The adivasis or indigenous people of ancient India suffered more or less the same socioeconomic disabilities as the atisudras, and were virtually indistinguishable from the latter with regard to their status in relation to the socioeconomic structure of chaturvarnya. They were also both geographically isolated and socially marginalized, and relegated to the bottom of the socioeconomic pyramid. There is abundant evidence in the dharmasastras and Sanskrit literature to show that these indigenous people were also treated as untouchables. Ideologically, one can place Ambedkar in the leftist traditions, though not in its traditional forms. He was one of the few people in modern India who had developed a home-grown genre of Marxism and for Ambedkar this stood in comparison with the ideology of Buddhism – a peculiar, yet profound blend that is characteristic of an Indian philosopher. In his essay titled “Buddha or Karl Marx”, Ambedkar compared the common ideals of Buddha and Marx and submitted an ultimate analysis that socialism can only be sustained if it walks on the path lay out by the Buddha. According to him, Buddhism was “an ultimate aid to sustain Communism when force is withdrawn” and so he criticised Lenin because he failed to deliver ‘liberty and fraternity’ in the pursuit of equality. He declared that: “Equality will be of no value without fraternity or liberty. It seems that the three can coexist only if one follows the way of the Buddha. Communism can give one but not all.” It is indeed the contribution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar that the commitment towards liberty, fraternity and equality through the means of non-violence and democracy, has become a central characteristic of our constitution. He categorically stated while addressing the constituent assembly (November 25, 1949) that, “Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy, which means, a way of life which recognize liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.” In this sense there will be a great need of study both revolutionary figures to study on the same platform and to their relevance in the Indian social change. This is a special call for papers for Milestone Education Review, Year 09, No. 01 (April, 2018) issue.

Last date for paper submission: 10th March, 2018 Format of Submission: The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman with 12 font size (English) and Kruti Dev (10) with 14 font size (Hindi) in MS-Word 2003 to 2010 and between 2500 to 3000 words. They should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced with ample margins. The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a copyright form to be sent to the editorial address. Originality of Work: Only papers which have not been published elsewhere will be considered. Proofs will be sent to the authors if there is sufficient time to do so. An undertaking via a “Forwarding Letter” be submitted alongwith the paper.

Reference Style: Notes and references should appear at the end of the research paper/chapter. Citations in the text and references must correspond to each other; do not over reference by giving the obvious/old classic studies or the irrelevant. CPPIS follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities. The author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. CPPIS follows the first system i.e. Notes and Bibliography. For detail information downloads our “CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers” from below given links:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/137190047/CPPIS-Manual-for-Contributors-Reviewershttps://www.academia.edu/8215663/CPPIS_Manual_for_Contributors_and_Reviewers

All contributions to the Journal, other editorial enquiries and books for reviews are to be sent to: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Near Guaga Maidi, Balmiki Basti, H.No.255/6, Pehowa, Distt. Kurukshetra (HARYANA)-136128 (India) Mobile No.09896848775, 08288883993, E-mail: cppiskkr@gmail.com, mses.02@gmail.com, Website: http://milestonereview.webs.com

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अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस हर वर्ष 8 मार्च को  विश्व के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में महिलाओं के प्रति सम्मान, प्रशंसा और प्यार प्रकट करते हुए इस दिन को महिलाओं के आर्थिक, राजनीतिक और सामाजिक उपलब्धियों के उपलक्ष्य में उत्सव के तौर पर मनाया जाता है। यह दिन हमें महिलाओं को दोयम दर्जे से मुक्ति के फलस्वरूप किये जाने वाले उन सभी प्रयासों और आंदोलनों की याद दिलाता है जो की आज इतिहास का पन्ना बन चुके हैं और बनने जा रहे  हैं.

भारतीय समाज विरोधाभासों से भरा पड़ा  है. एक तरफ तो हम महिलाओं को देवताओं की तरह पूजते भी हैं और उनके जलने को भी त्यौहार का रूप देते हैं . क़ानूनी अधिकारों के बावजूद भी हमारी न्याय व्यवस्था बेईमानों और गलत लोगों के हाथों में झूल रही है. अपराध के सारे प्रमाण होने पर भी बलात्कारी को सजा नहीं मिलती उल्टा जिस पर जुल्म हुआ है वही समाज की गुन्हेगार बन जाति है.

हमारी सबसे बड़ी विडम्बना है की जाति और धर्म के बदलने के साथ ही लोगों की सहानुभूति भी बदल जाति है और न्याय व्यवस्था भी लचीली हो जाती है. ऐसे समाज में क्या हम महिला सशक्तिकरण और सामाजिक न्याय की बात कर सकते हैं जहाँ पर जाति और धर्म के अनुसार महिलाओं को सम्मान और न्याय का पैमाना भी बदल जाता है

जब तक समाज में हर महिला को समान और महत्वपूर्ण नहीं समझा जाता तब तक हम महिला-दिवस मनाने के योग्य नहीं बन सकते. सामाजिक सुरक्षा, सामाजिक न्याय, शोषण मुक्ति, समान अधिकार और समान आस्तित्व आदि कुछ महत्वपूर्ण बिंदु हैं जिनके बिना हम भारतीय समाज को स्वस्थ समाज की श्रेणी में नहीं ला सकते क्यूंकि आज भी हम धर्म और जाति की संकीर्णता के साथ महिलाओं से व्यवहार कर रहे हैं और समय बदलने के बावजूद उनकी समस्याओं को खत्म करने की बजाये लगातार बड़ा रहे हैं.

फिर भी महिलाओं के अधिकारों के लिए संघर्ष करने वालों को प्रणाम और जो संघर्ष कर रहे हैं उनको शुभ कामनाएं.

आप सभी को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस पर हार्दिक बधाई……..

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India is one of the developing nations of the modern world. It has become an independent country, a republic, more than a half century ago. During this period the country has been engaged in efforts to attain development and growth in various areas such as building infrastructure, production of food grains, science and technology and spread of education. The life expectancy has increased and many diseases have been controlled. However, there are many areas in which Indian society is experiencing a variety of problems. Some of these problems have their roots in our colonial past while others are related to demographic changes, socio-political conditions and cultural processes. In the process of this development the women empowerment is a very important concern these days.

Authors:

Dr. Dinesh Chahal and Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal: An article published entitled “Women Empowerment in Present Times” in GENDER MAINSTREAMING:PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS,Rapid Book Service, Lucknow , 2014, pp.110-114.

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Laws and Rights for Indian Women

Posted: जनवरी 16, 2014 in Women Rights, Women Studies

 

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Legal awareness among women for their rights is an important issue these days. A girl child is least welcome although in India women were respected from the early ages. Even though there are growing instances of girls excelling in education, tradition, custom, and social practices place greater value on sons than on daughters, who are often viewed as an economic burden. This attitude of the society also stands in the way of the girl child being able to achieve her full potential. A recent report on the girl child makes the following observations: “Girls are the world’s most squandered gift. They are precious human beings with enormous potential, but across the world, they are generally the last to have their basic needs met and first to have their basic rights denied (NIOL, 2014).

Chahal Dinesh1, Sirswal Desh Raj2,*

1Department of Education, Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh-123029, Haryana, India

2Department of Philosophy, P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011, Punjab, India

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Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 2
First page : ( 65) Last page : ( 67)
Print ISSN : 2231-1386. Online ISSN : 2348-7534.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2348-7534.2014.01290.2

Link:

http://indianjournals.com/IJOR.ASPX?target=ijor:san&volume=4&issue=2&article=004

Indian Society and Ideological Crisis

A Tribute to Dr. B.R.Ambedkar on His Death Anniversary on 6th December, 2013
Dear Friends,
The Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) working since 2005 in the field of school education, social work and higher education through its research initiatives. It started Center for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) in 2010 and contributing continuously in the field of higher education through research journals, various programmes, and published books.
The present initiative Centre for Studies in Educational, Social and Cultural Development (CSESCD) will work on the issues related to downtrodden people though its various activity like discussions, programmes and publications etc. It also promotes the ideology of the educational thinkers who positively contributed in the society.
The present book, “Ideological Crisis in Indian Society “is the first initiative of the Centre. It includes six essays of the students who participated in the essay competition organized by the Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) and the Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh to celebrate World Philosophy Day with the theme “Indian Society and Ideological Crisis” on 21st November, 2013. These essays highlight writers’ thinking and need further improvement on the basis of ideas.
On the occasion of Death Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, we dedicated this volume to this great personality who is the real motivation for us. His vision of social democracy and equality was closely related to good society, rationality and the scientific outlook.
I must congratulate all the members of Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) for this new initiatives and submit my humble gratitude towards their positive efforts and kind-cooperation.

(Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal)
December 06,2013
Download the book by click this link:
Ideological Crisis in Indian Society (e-book)

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Abstract
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar popularly known as Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, was a multifaceted personality, an intellectual, a revolutionary, a philosopher, a patriot, a scholar, a writer, and the constitution maker. He struggled against the untouchability and the caste system. He began to get a taste of the bitter reality of being born as untouchable. Every day he had to carry to the school, a piece of gunny bag to sit upon and teachers would not touch his notebooks, and if he felt thirsty in the school, he could quench his thirst only if someone agreed to pour water into his mouth. He has popularly known as the pioneer who initiated the liberation movement of roughly 65 million untouchables of India. He realized that the right of the untouchables could only be safeguard by making constitutional provision. He was a scholar as much as a “man of action”. He gave an inspiring self-confidence to the Dalits, untouchables and women. He was in the favour of education and equal rights for everyone. He has been regarded as a ray of hope, for downtrodden in India. His vision of democracy and equality was closely related to good society, rationality and the scientific outlook. He held that the emancipation of Dalit in India was possible only through the three-pronged approached of education, agitation and organization. Thus Ambedkarism is the great relevance to Indian society to achieve social justice, removal of untouchability, in establishing equality and true democracy. The objective of this paper is to draw an outline for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s contribution to present Indian society.

Presented in the National Seminar on “Ambedkarite Quest on Egalitarian Revolution in India” (26th & 27th November, 2013) Organized by: Centre for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136119 (INDIA)

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भारत जैसे देश में जहाँ नारी को देवी जैसा पद दिया गया हैं, वहाँ पर नारी का बहुत सी समस्याओं से गुजरना इसके सांस्कृतिक मूल्यों और यथार्थ के बीच के अंतर को स्पष्ट करता है। आज के परिवेश में जहाँ पर नारी और गरीब लोगों की सामाजिक सुरक्षा दाव पे लगी है और वहाँ के तथाकथित नेता अपने घोटालों और सुखभोग में व्यस्त हों वहां पर इन मुद्दों के बारे सोचना और विचार विमर्श करना महती आवश्यक हो जाता है।

बचपन से ही लडके और लडकियों का भेद उनमे एक दुसरे के प्रति जिज्ञासु बना देता हैं। शिक्षण संस्थानों को भी लिंग आधारित बना देना इसको और बड़ा देता है। यहाँ पे कुछ तर्क हैं जिनकी वजह से हम सह -शिक्षा को अनिवार्य किये जाने के पक्ष में हैं:

•प्रथम तो यह लडके और लडकियों के सही समाजीकरण में सहायक होता है .
•दूसरा यह है की लिंग आधारित शिक्षण संस्थानों में जो मानसिकता विकसित होती हैं वह ज्यादा हानिकारक है.
•एक समूह में लडके लडकियाँ इक्कठे रहते वहाँ पर जो मानसिकता विकसित होती है वह बहुत हद तक उनके अकादमिक और सामाजिक समायोजन में बहुत महत्वपूर्ण योगदान देती है .
•मानसिक और भावात्मक विकास भी बहुत जरूरी है, अगर सही समय पर उनका सही विकास हो तो उनकी योग्यता और ज्यादा निखर के सामने आती है.
•बिना सामाजिक सुरक्षा के जो सम्बन्ध विकसित होते हैं वह लघु और अस्थिर होते हैं .
•समाज अगर सही मायने में नारी की इज्जत करना शुरू कर दे और उनकी सामाजिक सुरक्षा के प्रति एकजुट हो जाये तो हमारे समाज का भविष्य सुधर सकता है.

जिस परिवार और समाज में नारी का सम्मान नही होता वह पर निम्न मानसिकता का होना सम्भव ही होता है. आज का विचार और चिन्तन ही हमारे कल का निर्माण करता है जब यह बात हमारे व्यक्तिगत जीवन में लागू होती है तो यह समाज में भी उतनी ही कारगर हैं। बस इसको आजमाने की जरूरत है.