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Dalit Public Sphere: Future History of Dalit Politics

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Sanjeev Kumar Electoral politics is the ‘popular form’ of politics. Nonetheless, politics has a wider connotation, veiled and translated through various means such as paintings, monuments, songs, architecture, literature, language, protests, movements etc. In fact, these are spatial, temporal and linguistic sites that (de)construct the meaning and nature of politics over and over again. Similarly, …

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Reclaiming the Cinematic Space: Countering the Liberal Speech on Caste

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  Ajith Kumar A S Suddenly caste seems to take center stage of Malayalam cinema and the public sphere in Kerala. Everyone seems to be against caste as if all the progressives suddenly understand caste now. The CPM’s youth wing DYFI conducts a march to build up a “caste-less, secular” Kerala. The congress organizes “Gandhigram’ …

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‘Khaps should be named as terrorists’

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  Ravi Chandran Continued from here. (This is the second part of the excerpts of the interview with Paul Divakar, conducted by Ravi Chandran of Dalit Camera: Through Un-touchable Eyes)   {youtube}ZCNMTY_3s9w{/youtube}   Paul Divakar: The one thing that stands out among the northern states is the lack of Dalit social movements and their assertion. If …