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Rant against the ranters (aka Why I no longer talk to ‘upper castes’ about caste?)

vivek singh

Vivek Singh It boils my blood when you sneerMake faces and whisper ‘reservation’. What exactly is your frustration, your critique, what is the devastationThat it brings in your life that you hate it so? Or is it the idea of me sitting next to youThat makes you say no? What is it that your frail …

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Karnan : A powerful cinematic projection of Dalit Assertion and Anger

Vidyasagar

Vidyasagar “He did not hit us because we vandalized the bus. No, he hit us because we stood tall. He hit me because I, Maadasamy’s son, was named Duryodanan.” ~ (Dialogue from Karnan) Karnan is a Tamil language film which was recently released on Amazon Prime. Karnan is the second movie directed by the Periyerum Perumal …

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How to turn a murder into suicide: Sumitra Bhave’s ‘Kasav’

rahul gaikwad

Rahul Gaikwad Every now and then one comes across some or the other celebrated so-called progressive leader/writer/activist who turns out to be absolutely shallow, superfluous and even hypocritical upon closer examination. This has been the case with Vijay Tendulkar and his Kanyadaan drama; or Pandit Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade where he portrayed Ambedkarite assertion …

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Manu Joseph’s Serious Men: A tale of two brahmins

chanchal kumar

  Chanchal Kumar Manu Joseph’s award-winning debut novel has been lauded for breaking away from the norm in its depiction of the dalit male character as an intelligent but cunning person. In the words of the author, Ayyan Mani is an “exceptional” individual who is “a freak, in a way” (Joseph 2010). While historically, dalits …

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Asserting voices of marginalized youth in university space

skasbe

Sudarshan Kasbe  In 2017 two dalit students pursuing higher education committed suicides in premier institutes of India which really shook the nation. These suicides cannot be looked at as independent events but are subject to critical scrutiny by researchers in the wake of the hierarchical structure present in Indian education system. After 73 years of …

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My Life and Caste: Journey of Becoming Ambedkarite

Ramkumar

Ramkumar Govindan I am Ramkumar, pursuing PhD at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. One day after a discussion on Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, one of my friends asked me, what kind of discrimination have you experienced? Without even thinking a minute I replied to her: no, I don’t think I have faced any direct discrimination. …

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Brahmin-Baniya Nexus Through a Subaltern Lens: Review of Akhila Naik’s Bheda

bheda 1

  Sayali Z It is your claim to equality which hurts them. They want to maintain the status quo. If you continue to accept your lowly status ungrudgingly, continue to remain dirty, filthy, backward, ignorant, poor and disunited, they will allow you to live in peace. The moment you start to raise your level, the …

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Altering the language of Justice: State violence and Legal battles

lakshmiforarti

  Lakshmi KTP In a deepening environment of utter dissatisfactions, depression, and negativity with the present state of affairs in the country with the Hindu state and its Brahmanic rule, it is important to talk about what solidarities should mean. It is very natural for one to stay back and say that there is nothing …