Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit on Wednesday clarified that she is only interpreting B R Ambedkar’s idea after a controversy erupted over her remark that “no god belongs to the upper caste”. was doing
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit on Wednesday clarified that she is only interpreting B R Ambedkar’s idea after a controversy erupted over her remark that “no god belongs to the upper caste”. Was getting it done. He also questioned the politicization of academic discourse. Pandit said, “I was asked to speak on BR Ambedkar’s views on gender justice. I was explaining the thoughts of BR Ambedkar. You can see his writings. Why should people be angry with me? He should be angry with BR Ambedkar. Why am I being dragged into this?”
In Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s lecture series, on the topic ‘Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Thoughts on Gender Justice: Decoding the Uniform Civil Code’, Pandit said on Monday that “from the point of view of anthropology” God Do not belong to upper caste and even Lord Shiva can be from scheduled caste or tribe. On Wednesday, Pandit said he had made the remarks as an educationist and referred to Ambedkar’s vision. The Vice-Chancellor said, “I am first of all an academician, a professor. Why is an academic discourse being politicized? I am scared to give any lecture in Delhi. Everything is quoted wrong. I am not an original thinker, I am a professor. I am very sad, why are people politicizing this?
In the lecture, he also said that “the status of Shudras given to women in the Manusmriti” makes it exceptionally regressive. The Pandit had said, “Let me tell all the women that according to Manusmriti all women are Shudras, therefore no woman can claim that she is a Brahmin or anything else and you must obtain caste only from father or husband through marriage.” meets. I think it’s something that’s extraordinarily regressive.”
Referring to the recent incident of caste violence with a nine-year-old Dalit boy, he had said that “no god is upper caste”. The origin of the gods should be known from the point of view of anthropology. No deity is a brahmin, the highest one is a kshatriya. Lord Shiva will be from Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe as he sits in the crematorium with the snake and has very little clothes to wear. I don’t think Brahmins can sit in the crematorium.
Pandit had said that the deities including Lakshmi, Shakti, or even Jagannath did not belong to an “anthropologically” upper caste. In fact, Jagannath’s origin is tribal, he said. He had said, “So why are we still continuing this discrimination which is very inhuman. It is very important that we are re-thinking the thoughts of Babasaheb. We do not have any leader of modern India who was such a great thinker.