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In Memory of Sant Ramanand Ji

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Ram Dayal Ahirwar Political and social theorists are in support of subaltern theoretical development in India as an emancipatory project for the socially, religiously, gender-wise, and regionally marginal. But within the strand of Dalit politics, there are lots of contestations, there are independents, groups of activists and public intellectuals who have problematic dispositions towards words …

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I Will Not Die a Victim, I Want to Live as a Leader~ Manisha Mashaal

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  Manisha Mashaal Today, when I see myself as a national leader fighting a battle against caste tyranny, when I speak about changing the oppressive system, when I’m completely engaged with the reality of the ground level, there is only one thing that my heart screams for, that is justice! Whatever happens now, we must …

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Dalits and mainstream media in Maharashtra

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  Sunil Dudhe The elections are over and we have a reactionary, nationalist and totalitarian believer as our ruler. And soon after the elections we had an outburst of caste atrocities all over the country. And particularly in Maharashtra, which has a tradition of reporting bias in events of caste atrocities, such incidents have been …

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We want to break the caste system through literature: Anita Bharti

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  Anita Bharti is a prominent poet, writer and an activist for Dalit and women’s rights since her student days. She has been in the forefront in bringing in the Dalit women’s perspective into Hindi literature. Her most recent contribution to Hindi literature was to edit and publish a pioneering collection of poetry by 65 …

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‘Feminist movements were sympathetic, but never took up caste related issues’

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  – An interview with Du Saraswathi (First published in the Dalit students’ magazine ‘Insight Young Voices’ in 2005 as “Coalition is the philosophy and need of the hour”) Du Saraswathi is a Bangalore-based writer, poet, artist and an activist. Since her student days, she has been involved with women’s groups, the DSS, peace movements and …

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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 …