It’s the day of Kumbakar Mela.
It’s been a long time coming.
A year ago, the organisers of the world’s largest kumbh festival were on the verge of cancelling the event, amid mounting criticism that it was too big and was becoming too politicised.
But on November 8th, the organisation was forced to back down.
The event had attracted an estimated 3.5 million people, with thousands of families participating in the kumbha, or religious procession, which culminated in the singing of the Kama Sutra.
The Kumbha was a huge success.
On that day, the Kauravas, or rulers of ancient India, became the nation’s first chief minister, and in a move that would prove a watershed moment for the country, they also became the first people elected to the Indian parliament.
It was the culmination of a long process that began in 2005, when the Komalas, who were born as an outcast in ancient Bengal, were given full citizenship rights.
In 2014, after a year of political and cultural turmoil, the Supreme Court overturned the law that had denied the Kambas the right to vote.
Komalas are the dominant religious group in India and the dominant minority in a country that is one of the least-populous in the world.
A group of Komalis from Karnataka, a state in north-east India, formed the Kollam community, or community of the hill, in the 1980s.
The name Kollan means “soul” in Sanskrit.
It is derived from the word komal meaning “prince” and lama, a name given to the chief god of the Hindu faith, Shiva.
Komal women have long been a prominent voice in the country.
The majority of the population is made up of Kollas, but a small minority are Komal men.
In 2016, the government granted Komal girls the right of full citizenship.
It also granted women the right, for the first time, to vote, though a quota remains in place.
The Supreme Court’s ruling, which is being appealed, has sparked a debate about the rights of the religious community and its political role.
Kerala is the biggest Kollalam state, with the population estimated at 10 million.
In the past, it was the dominant Komal community in Kerala, but the Keralas are now in the minority.
“Komal men and Komal Women have always had a powerful presence in Kerala politics,” said Gaurav Srinivasan, a sociologist at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
“This was the first state in the region to grant full citizenship to women, and then it became a state with the highest number of women elected to state legislatures.
That is very important for the development of women’s rights.”
The Komal movement is not a new phenomenon.
The country’s largest religious organisation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), founded in the early 20th century, began with the goal of protecting women’s freedom from male domination.
It has been at the forefront of social justice and equality movements in the 20th and 21st centuries, and has become a global political force.
The RSS was founded as a “southern organisation” to promote the cause of a “secular India”, but in recent years, its activities have shifted from the protection of women to fighting patriarchy.
In India, women are often denied basic rights, and are often subjected to discrimination, including rape and violence.
In Kerala, the police force has been criticised for its failure to investigate sexual harassment allegations against women.
Last year, the state’s chief minister was accused of trying to cover up a rape case against a Kollal woman.
Kollabas are not allowed to vote in state elections, though women have the right in local bodies to elect their own members.
In February, a court in Kerala declared a ban on Komal celebrations of the holy day on November 9th as a violation of their religious rights.
“If you are not able to celebrate on the 11th, what does it matter?” said N. N. Singh, an activist in Kerala.
“The Kumbhas should be able to have their own festival, and if you do not celebrate on that day you will not get any votes.”
India’s first female chief minister – Mahatma Gandhi – was born on the day Kolla festivals started.
“She was the very first woman in the history of India who achieved what we have achieved in the last 50 years,” said Vishnu Prasad, the RSS spokesperson.
“I don’t think any woman could have done it.
This is not just a Kerala problem.
It affects all Indian states and it affects people of all religions.”
Komal activists have been vocal in their criticism of the