Showing 762 Result(s)
Assertion

Narratives of Dalit Cultural Politics in Telangana

Kakka full cover 1

   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 …

Assertion

On Allyship: Does it work for the Oppressed?

anshul

  Anshul Kumar Allyship is a proactive, ongoing, and incredibly difficult practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person of privilege works in solidarity and partnership with a marginalized group of people to help take down the systems that challenge that group’s basic rights, equal access, and the ability to thrive in our society.1The …

Assertion

Mixed handling of Caste in Shekhar Kammula’s “Love Story”

Moses Folio 2

  Moses Tulasi  *Spoiler Alert: The piece contains an analysis of the film and inadvertently has to divulge certain plot details.* When was the last time one had seen a Dalit character playing a protagonist in Telugu films before the OTT revolution? Shekhar Kammula’s recent Telugu film ‘Love Story’ deserves to be applauded in that …

Assertion

A Tribute to a liberated AdiDravida Christian

jc anthony 1

 D. Albert, S.J. [JC Anthony was born in colonial India into an impoverished AdiDravida family. His father was a cook in the British cantonment. He worked in the Indian Air Force of independent India and then in a civilian defence establishment, followed by decades aiding the social welfare activities of the christian church. He reflects …

Gender

How mainstream feminism has failed Dalit women

IMG 20210521 235435 177

  Anamika Kumari As long as there is casteism in this country, no other ‘-ism’ would ever stand a chance to flourish. This country follows the rule of ‘brahminism’ and thus follows every other social evil, that is the outcome of brahminism, such as patriarchy and casteism. Mainstream feminists aims to “smash patriarchy”, however they …