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Marx and Ambedkar for Indian Social Change

Call for Publications

Theme: Marx and Ambedkar for Indian Social Change
Publication: Milestone Education Review. The Journal of Ideas on
Educational and Social Transformation
Date: Vol. 9, No. 1 (April 2018)
Deadline: 10.3.2018

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.

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

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