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The Story of Caste and Indian Campuses

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  Anoop Kumar His speech at the talk organised by the Ambedkarite Students’ Association at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, held on 22nd December, 2014. The speech has been transcribed by Valliammal Karunakaran. My name is Anoop and I have been working on the issue of Dalit students in Indian campuses for almost …

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No More Student Suicides, No More Caste Discrimination, No More Dropouts

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  Forum Against Caste Discrimination in Education Acknowledging the widespread caste discrimination prevalent across the Indian campuses and in solidarity with the ongoing protest by Dalit, Adivasi and Backward caste students of the School of Germanic Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, more than 200 students, teachers and professionals from across the country …

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The death of Anil Meena

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  Anoop Kumar (First published in The Indian Express in March, 2012, we’re reproducing this article on Dalit and Adivasi students’ suicides in India’s premier higher educational institutions to commemorate the death of Senthil Kumar, a student of University of Hyderabad, on 26th February, 2009) Suicides by Dalit and tribal students is a story of …

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The Death of Merit: Failure of India’s Premier Educational Institutions

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Gurinder Singh Azad Is it embedded hatred within elite institutes and their students and faculty against reserved category students, or it is merely coincidence, that of the students committing suicide in the premier institutes of this nation, the number belonging to the reserved category students is much higher? Once again, it is AIIMS that finds …

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‘The Death of Merit’: A Documentary

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  On Suicides of Dalit Students in India’s Premier Educational Institutions Linesh Mohan Gawle, a second year PhD student from National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi, committed suicide in his hostel room on 16 April 2011. He belonged to a Dalit family from Dindori Tehsil in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh). Linesh’s suicide is just one more addition in the growing list of Dalit …