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Unveiling Dominance: Caste Atrocities on Neo-Buddhists & the Struggle for Equality in Ahmednagar

Ankush Uttam Helode Maharashtra is a state where the dominant Maratha caste has wielded significant political and economic control. David Mandelbaum termed this dominant caste as having a “self-image as rulers.” However, this perception  did not shifted after independence when Marathas became a majority and gained dominance in various areas. Despite constitutional and legal safeguards, …


Narappa: A critical review

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  Bhavani Etikala In Telugu cinema, caste issues and atrocities were untouched concepts on the big screen until late. In 2020, Palasa 1978, a period-revenge-drama set in the 80’s, was released. Debut director Karuna Kumar said that the film was based on real incidents. The movie acknowledged the deep rooted reality of castesim in the …


UP में गाय माता तो सुरक्षित है लेकिन दलित माताओं का क्या…?


  शोभना स्मृति एवं कुलदीप कुमार बौद्ध  भारत को आजाद हुए 70 साल बीत गए लेकिन हमारी दलित बहनों को आजादी कब मिलेगी आखिर कब तब तक हमारी दलित महिलाये, जाति उत्पीडन की शिकार होती रहेंगी, आज हमारी बहाने अपने गावं गावं में प्रताड़ना को झेलते हुए जिस प्रकार से संघर्ष कर रही है किसी ने …


Preliminary fact finding report on the inhuman murder of Dalits in Ahmednagar

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  Dalit Atyachar Virodhi Kruti Samiti (Report released on 30th October 2014, at a press conference in Mumbai)  Preliminary fact finding report on the inhuman murders of Dalits on 20 October 2014 at Jawakhede (Khalsa), Taluka Pathardi, District Ahmednagar.  On 20th October 2014, in Jawakhede (Khalsa), Taluka Pathardi, District Ahmednagar, the entire family comprising the …


Voices of dissent in atrocities-ridden Beed

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Yogesh Maitreya In April 2014, Beed district in Maharashtra seemed to plunge into political campaigning for the forthcoming national elections. The strong waves of politics are apparent everywhere – on its roads, flags of political parties, posters, flex hoardings with peculiar faces printed on them caught the eye. And, in the local newspapers, busy with …


Caste Atrocities and the Quest for Justice

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  Harish S. Wankhede In any normal political chat, the general upper caste tendency is to accuse the Dalits of politicizing the lower caste identity against the nationalist concerns of citizenship and secularism. This is an easy option to hide the actual domination of brahmanical culture over the public institutions. The social psyche of ‘governamentality’ …