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The Sixth International Conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Law, Caste, and the Pursuit of Justice


Welcome Address



Chief Justice of India, dressed in suit and delivering a speech on a podium


Keynote Lecture of the Hon’ble Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, The Chief Justice of India



Awaaz TV/India interview with the Chief Justice of India, Brandeis Library

Video courtesy of Awaaz TV/India


Awaaz TV/India interview with Professors Sukhadeo Thorat and Laurence Simon at Brandeis University 




Opening Musical Program with the renowned classical vocalist Pandit Sudhakar Chavan

Flute: Deepak Bhanuse / Tabla: Rajesh Pai
Facilitated by the Boston Study Group
Video courtesy of Awaaz TV/India



Plenary 1: Caste Pride: Battles for Equality in Hindu India, Manoj Mitra- Author

Plenary 2: The Law of Caste in Ancient and Medieval India, Sukhadeo Thorat- Chair of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies

Plenary 3: New Constitutional Horizons to End Racism and Casteism, Rajesh Sampath- Brandeis University

Plenary 5: How Law Facilitates Structural Casteism. A conversation with Vasanthi Venkatesh, University of Windsor, and Disha Wadekar, Advocate 

Plenary 6: Bluestone Rising Scholars 2021 and 2023 Award Ceremony



Existing and Emerging Frameworks of Justice

Legal Justification for Incorporating Caste into University Non-Discrimination Policies

Buddhism and Social Justice

Caste, Gender Violence and Law 

Caste Atrocities and Law

Caste Identities, Exlussion, and Occupation 

Affirmative Action in India

Caste, Race, and the 'Other'

Bluestone Rising Scholars Present their Winning Research

Young Dalits Scholars: Perspectives on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Vission of Equality and Its Current Status in India


Laurence Simon at podium during presentation of inaugural Bluestone Rising Scholar Award, 2019Bluestone Rising Scholars Prize Ceremony

Brandeis University, October 15, 2019

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