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Narratives of Dalit Cultural Politics in Telangana

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   Bhangya Bhukya Vemula Yellaiah’s Kakka which was published in Telugu, twenty years ago and now translated in English is a powerful narrative of dalit assertion in Telangana. It is the first novel that ventilates Madiga life struggle closely. Somehow, it did not get its due recognition in Telugu literature as did G. Kalyana Rao’s …

Features

Some Thoughts on Manipur and Asad Haider’s book, Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump

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  Jackson RK Racism is a face producing machine. It gives a face to the living things, non-living things, and, this time, to an entity that is both a living and a non-living thing at the same time: virus. As the world shrinks into private rooms in the aftermath of the corona-virus pandemic, racism succeeded …

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‘Episteme’ based on Experience: Review of “The Cracked Mirror” by Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

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Bhawesh Pant ‘Lived experience’ is growing in popular appeal (Hoerger, 2016). The reasons for this upsurge are ‘emergence of the politics of identity’ (pg.1) and the theoretical failing of different disciplines, in grasping the essence of varied marginalities. The observation pertaining to lived experience is certainly not new, the celebrated tradition like Phenomenology and Feminist …

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In Defence of “Caste Matters”

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Prateek Khobragade Dr. Suraj Yengde’s recent book Caste Matters has triggered myriad debates across the class and caste circles the book has reached; an outcome any author would desire and expect. The responses are mixed and important criticisms of the book are making way. An interesting trend I observed in my own peer circle, of …

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Becoming Minority- An Unsettling Inquiry into a ‘Settled’ Concept

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  Bhakti Deodhar (Book review of Becoming minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce minorities in Europe and India, edited by Jyotirmay Tripathi and Sudarshan Padmanabhan, New Delhi, Sage Publications 2014.) At a time when its attitude towards internal and external religious minorities poses an intractable predicament for the Indian government in the gaze of the …

Features

Love in the Times of ‘Caste Killings’

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  Purnachandra Naik Review of the novel ‘Pyre‘ by Perumal Murugan Title: Pyre Author: Perumal Murugan Translator: Aniruddhan Vasudevan Publisher: Penguin Books India Pages: 200 Price: 399 rupees In a society yet to wake up from the deep slumber of caste practices, love across caste lines is a formidable “crime”. In a society yet to …

Gender

Silenced by Manu and ‘Mainstream’ Feminism: Dalit-Bahujan Women and their History

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  On Sharmila Rege’s First Death Anniversary, a Satyashodhak Review of her Last Book (First published in ‘Miloon saarya jani’, online Marathi magazine, in July 2014) Lata P. M. (Translated from Marathi by Minakshee Rode, Nidhin Shobhana) Dr. Sharmila Rege was the director of Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, University of Pune. On 13th July …