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Dalitizing History: A New Paradigm in South Asia

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  Chinnaiah Jangam [Reviewed by Chinnaiah Jangam (Wagner College), Bhagavan, Manu; Feldhaus, Anne, eds., Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India. H-Asia, H-Net Reviews. December, 2009.] Over the last two decades, the South Asian landscape has experienced a resurgence of untouchable voices challenging the dominant social, economic, political, cultural, and epistemological structures, …

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Karthik Navayan: A Scholar. An Activist. A Role Model

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  Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal (First published in the ‘Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal’ in 2010) Advocate Karthik Navayan, age 33, is one of our mentors for law students. Based in Hyderabad, he is an activist-scholar who is instrumental in organising various campaigns on the issues of Dalit students, child labour, land rights and …

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Dalit parties have worked to strengthen caste system

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The Roundtable team express their deep condolences over the passing away of Bhagwan Das, this morning in New Delhi. His tall legacy as an Ambedkarite and Buddhist will continue to guide our efforts in our struggle against caste. ———–  Bhagwan Das, a research associate of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, is best known as compiler and editor of …

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In Conversation With Mr Bhagwan Das

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 The Roundtable team express their deep condolences over the passing away of Bhagwan Das, this morning in New Delhi. His tall legacy as an Ambedkarite and Buddhist will continue to guide our efforts in our struggle against caste.  —————— [Mr Bhagwan Das is one of the most reputed scholar on Ambedkarism and the issue of …

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Narinder Jakhu: I want to motivate our students to join Universities

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  Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal (First published in the ‘Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal’ in 2010) Narinder Jakhu, age 31, is pursuing his PhD at Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh and is also teaching there as a guest faculty. He is a JRF scholar working on the issue of Dalit Assertion, Mobility …

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Fragrance of Peace: Irom Sarmila

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A collection of Irom Sarmila’s poems, translated into English from Meiteilon. Published on the tenth anniversary of Sarmila’s hunger fast for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically “sensitive” or “disturbed”. All proceeds from the sale of this …

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Dr. Jitendra Jatav: Our Students Must Become More Ambitious

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Dr. Jitendra Kumar Jatav is currently working as Wildlife Veterinary Officer in Madhav National Park, Shivpuri. He is a well known wildlife expert and wildlife rescuer and has been nominated for many national and state level awards for wildlife conservation. He has also featured in many documentaries on International Wildlife TV channels. Dr. Jatav, could …