Since we are witnessing the renewal of what can be termed the battle of identities, Walcott’s work may help us to not repeat ourselves, and thereby, repeat history.
Ekbote, along with Sambhaji Bhide, was booked for instigating violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1 that left one person dead.
In this episode, Urmilesh discusses the lack of media coverage on Dalit women facing sexual assault with Kaushal Panwar, assistant professor at Delhi University, and senior journalist Poornima Joshi.
“This (Hegde’s comments) shows the brahmanical and evil mindset of the Sangh parivar and its functionaries from top to bottom, which has no place for Dalits.”
The recent diktat by IIT-Bombay on separate plates for non-vegetarian students should be seen as a subtle move to revive the caste system in its essential features.
The mutilated bodies of three Dalit men were found dumped in a septic tank in Sonai village on January 1, 2013.
Arjun Singh, was ten when his father died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. The 14-year old now sells snacks to support his family, while dreaming of becoming a bank manager and a chef.
Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different proposition.
Dalit-Bahujan issues, earlier rejected even within the liberal political space, are now at the centre of political discourse.
Out of the 642 faculty members across 13 IIMs, only four belong to Scheduled Castes and a solitary faculty member belongs to a Scheduled Tribe.
Rohith’s mother Radhika Vemula, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar, scholar Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd and transgender activist Grace Banu were also present at the programme.
Rohith’s suicide brought the lacuna of our modern institutions at the forefront and showcased how places for higher learning are intrinsically insensitive towards Dalits.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
Two recent books chronicle the rise and fall of an influential Dalit movement and a significant Dalit politician.
A video recording of the assault started being circulated on social media last Sunday.
According to the Global IIM Alumni Network, the attempts they made to convince the board and director of IIM Ahmedabad to implement reservations in their doctoral programme went unheeded.
Defeating the Peshwa army in 1818 was a question of defeating those who imposed hundreds of years of untouchability on the Mahars.
While the state’s approach in dealing with Dalit protests may not change, the changed context in which Dalits are successful in bringing their issues centre stage has the potential to bring out new possibilities.
The murderous rivalry between the Sangh parivar and the CPI(M) in Kerala’s Kannur is the subject of Eeda, a new Malayalam film being praised as a sociologically acute take on the conflict.
Fifty percent of adults in India disapprove of women working and 40% of those in Delhi think Dalits marrying non-Dalits should be illegal, a new study has found.
If the non-dalits use this historic opportunity to humanise themselves, the Second Battle of Bhima Koregaon of January 1, 2018 will have served some purpose.
The belief that there is a higher probability of lower caste leaders acquiring disproportionate assets is more likely a myth than a reality.
Pharangade’s family has requested that lawyer Ujjwal Nikam be appointed as the public prosecutor for the trial.
If we refuse to even acknowledge manual scavenging, how are we ever going to stop it?
The FIR alleged that songs, talks and street plays presented at the Elgar Parishad were inflammatory and incited communal differences.
‘Instead of arresting those involved in terrorising our community, the police has been busy arresting our children,’ said the uncle of a 14-year-old boy who was picked up.
Over the last few decades, Hindutva groups have been increasingly radicalising Marathas to counter Dalit assertion.
Bound by a common cause, as Maharashtra’s Dalits begin to assert themselves, BR Ambedkar’s grandson finds himself in a unique position.
With the electorate no longer allowing itself to be beguiled with the promise of ‘achhe din,’ the BJP has now taken to spreading fear about the return of “caste politics.”
Over the past few days, Maharashtra has observed the pent-up rage of a community that is still struggling to establish its legitimate claim in India’s history, while fighting for their rights and dignity.
As tensions continue to simmer in the aftermath of the Bhima Koregoan violence, Dalits in the area are fleeing to safer environs.
In conversation with Harish Wankhede, assistant professor at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University about the Bhima Koregaon violence.
Karimnagar-based Sujatha Surepally has been facing death threats and online harassment since she wrote a Facebook post alleging an RSS attack on Dalit-Bahujan students at Satavahana University.
According to residents in some parts of the city, the police detained people even though they were protesting peacefully.
Vinod Dua discusses the Bhima Koregaon violence in Maharashtra and the history of the commemoration event.
A day-long Maharashtra bandh was called by Dalit groups to protest the violence that broke during the Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration.
While Patidars and Jats have joined together to fight for the alleviation of their economic distress, the middle and lower castes remain scattered and largely invisible.
No school buses are running in Mumbai; 13 buses of the civic transport service ‘BEST’ were damaged by protesters.
Impromptu protests erupted in various parts of the city with calls for a state shutdown due to the police’s inability to contain violence in Pune which later spread to other parts.
The resolve to fight Hindutva forces is certainly laudable, but the myth used for the purpose may be grossly counterproductive.