Talk by Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam on "African American and Dalit Studies: Reflection on life narratives"


[Via Shanker Sampangi]

Telangana Students' Association (TSA) and Dalit Information and Education Trust (DIET)

Cordially invite you for a Talk on

"African American and Dalit Studies: Reflection on life narratives

to be delivered by 

Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Venue: Conference Hall, Administrative Building,

EFL-University, Hyderabad.

On Friday, 14th December, 2012,

at 11.00 am to 1:00 pm


Demonstration For Reservation in Promotion To OBCs & Separate Ministry For OBCs

Demonstration Before Parliament For Reservation in Promotion To OBCs & Separate Ministry For OBCs

[Via Ashok Yadav]

On December 05, 2012, Wednesday, 10.00 am to 01.00 pm.

Jantar Mantar, Parliament Street, New Delhi.

obc demonstration


Dalit Sthree Sakthi's Campaign for Dalit Women and Children's Rights


Dalit Sthree Sakthi, Andhra Pradesh, is organizing a Dalit Women and Children's Rights Campaign (Hakkula Chaitanya Yatra) with a 80 member contingent for 10 days on the 'Rights of Dalit Women and Girl Children' starting from Ambedkar Statue, Tank Bund, Hyderabad, on 6th December and ends on 15th December at Lakshimpeta of Srikakulam District. During this Campaign the major incidents of violence against dalit women and girl children and issues pertaining to entitlements will be presented before the concerned district officials.

dss campaign poster

Join us wherever it is possible for you and extend your solidarity for mainstreaming the Dalit Women and Girl Children.


Prof. Shrawan Deore's 'OBC nchya Sangharsh Wata': Book Release Function


[Via Satyashodhak Chhatrapati Dnyanpith]

Prof. Shrawan Deore's new book 'OBC nchya Sangharsh Wata' ('Battle Streets of OBCs') shall be released:

on 4th December, 2012, 3 p.m.,

at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Azad Maidan, Opp. CST/ VT station, Mumbai.

All are cordially invited.

obc book


R u p t u r e s: South Asian Islam and the Caste Question


[Organized by The Patna Collective]

Ruptures in Islam

Venue: Conference Room No. 1 (Main Building), India International Centre, New Delhi 

December 1-2, 2012. 


Conference Schedule


9:00 am: Opening Session


Welcome and Introduction by The Patna Collective

Conversation One—Caste and Islam: Conceptual Approaches in Social Sciences

Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad, Formerly Professor of Political Sociology, JNU, New Delhi

Interlocutor: Dr. Hilal Ahmad, CSDS, New Delhi

11:15 am: Tea Break
11:30 am: Session II


Dharmapuri Burning: Letter to National Television Channels


Please send the letter posted below to all the National Television Channels mentioned (by inserting your name in the place of the sender) and share and circulate it widely.

[Via P. Dayanandan]



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CC to: Justice Markandey Katju; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Sirs,

We are writing to you with sadness and pain that as major national English TV channels you have not highlighted the horrible event of the burning and destruction of nearly 400 Dalit houses in three villages near Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu.

Systematic looting, vandalism, terrorization and burning down has resulted in once happy families now living as refuges in fear and lack of even proper food and shelter. This planned attack perpetrated by about 2000 Vanniars belonging to some 30 villages has terrorized 3 villages for about 5 hours. Armed with fire, petrol bombs, crowbars and other weapons, they systematically looted the houses, stole all valuables, burnt all documents and certificates and then set fire to their houses, gutting them to the grounds in front of the people, old and young including children. Young school children witnessed fathers of their classmates stealing all valuables and pouring petrol, opening gas cylinders and setting fire to their houses. Some have estimated the damage caused at Rs. 25 crores. A love marriage between a Dalit young man and a Vanniar young woman is falsely cited as the cause of the violence and there seems to be some mystery surrounding the death of a father of the girl. Caste-based leaders of PMK are holding out threat against such intermarriages.


Chalo Delhi: Dalit-Adivasi Sammelan


Chalo Delhi: Dalit-Adivasi Sammelan

[Via Asha Kowtal & Abhay Xaxa]

On 23rd November, 2012,

From 9 a.m., till 3 p.m. 

Nation-wide campaign to give a call to end Untouchability and Atrocities by enforcement and amendments to SC/ST PoA Act. 

Ramleela Maidan
New Delhi, India 110006

end atrocities


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