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Mahatma Ayyankali’s Birth Anniversary

mahatma ayyankali birth anniversary

At 6: 15 p.m., on 28th August, 2013, Old Conference Hall, Main Campus, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Talk on ‘Reclaiming the Legacy of Mahatma Ayyankali‘ Speaker: Mohammed Irshad 28th August marks the 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Ayyankali one of the anti-caste superstars of India. He walked fearlessly on the streets of Travancore …

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“Lack of strong Dalit movement in Gujarat gives RSS-VHP-BJP a free run”

Prof Jaffrelot

  Anoop Kumar Gujarat assembly elections are here, and Round Table India takes this as an opportunity to post an interview of French Scholar Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot that was first published by the Dalit students’ magazine ‘Insight Young Voices’ (Feb-March, 2008). This interview was taken by Anoop Kumar for the magazine on the eve of …

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The Murder of Dalit-Bahujan King Mahabali and the Myth of Onam

onam

James Michael (For Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes) Onam is the only national festival of Kerala that has assumed a universal secular character. Other popular festivals like Christmas or Bakrid are closely identified with particular religions like Christianity and Islam. Although many Keralities participate in non-Hindu festivals, Onam assumes its certain universality in terms of …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Ayyankali: A Pioneer. A Revolutionary. A Hero.

ayyan

  (First published in INSIGHT blog) He was born on 28 August 1863 in Travancore, Kerala. He was one of the seven children of Ayyan of Pulaya caste (agricultural labour). Ayyankali grew up to be a tall, well built and handsome young man. He was known for his physical prowess and proficiency in the martial …