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‘I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank.’ In Memoriam: Sociologist and Activist Abhay Xaxa

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  Chitrangada Choudhury, Aniket Aga On 18 March 2015, near the Barwadih block office in Jharkhand’s Latehar district, a group of about 60 Adivasi men publicly defecated on copies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s bill to amend the 2013 Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act. The …


Dalit and Adivasi students prepare to fight: National Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Parliament

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Note on the National Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Parliament to be held on 9th December, 2013, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi ~ Abhay Xaxa, Prachi R Beula and Babita Negi In the words of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, education is milk of the lioness which will empower everyone who drinks it. History stands witness to the fact …


We have to write our own stories: Abhay Xaxa


  Neel Kranti Media (First published in the Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal as ‘Abhay Xaxa: A Role Model Par Excellence’ in 2010) Abhay Xaxa, age 34, born and brought up in Jashpur District of Chhattisgarh, is a researcher-activist based in Delhi. He is currently with the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, working on the …