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The cow as a tool of politics against Dalits

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  Gurinder Azad Dalits of Gujarat have set an example by replying in their own assertive way to the brutality done on four dalit youth who were carrying a dead cow. They have denounced their ‘traditional’ occupation as a revolt against the Brahminical system. A march has been organised from Ahmedabad to Una where the …

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Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj: The pimps of brahminical patriarchy

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  Arvind Shesh Into the darkness of superstitions:    • In May 2012, the government, in response to a question asked in the Lok Sabha, clarified that in the period 2008-2010, 528 women were murdered on the suspicion of being witches (daayans). Cases of beating and torture are not included in this. • In July 2012, …

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Is Brahmeshwar Mukhiya Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bihar ka lala’?

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  Arvind Shesh Continued from here. ‘Jiyo re bihar ke lala’ (Long live the son of Bihar): Immortalising Brahmeshwar Mukhiya  Whether or not the viewers of the movie (Gangs of Wasseypur) remember much of it, they will certainly not forget the last scene: Sardar Khan and his son have become so generous that they make …

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Will Guddu Rangeela prove to be a beginning?

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  Arvind Shesh So will the movie Guddu Rangeela prove to be a beginning of sorts? Both the protagonists of the movie, Guddu and Rangeela, are Dalit. That is one of the most daring and special things about the movie. The notorious khap panchayats of Haryana, their barbaric decisions against inter-caste lovers and how they deal …