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Kerala Flood Relief & Syrian Christian Caste Arrogance (Part 3)

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes This is a transcript of the third video in the series of interviews Dalit Camera had documented in Kerala on the flood relief operations. The video was taken by Dr. Ravichandran Bathran; the translation was done by Shahal B. {youtube}NRTkP9N_hPk{/youtube} My name is Tinu. My home is nearby, Pallippad. …

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Kerala Flood Relief & Syrian Christian Caste Arrogance (Part 2)

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes This is a transcript of the second video in the series of interviews Dalit Camera had documented in Kerala on the flood relief operations. The video was taken by Dr. Ravichandran Bathran; the translation was done by Mrudula Bhavani. {youtube}s-yb2zKJ2WM{/youtube} Interviewer: Can you tell us about the caste porridge …

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Caste pride or Caste wall pride is not necessary at all: Pa Ranjith on Santhaiyur wall

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes The is the transcript of the speech delivered by Pa Ranjith in Thenmalaiyaandi foothills, where Arundhathiyars are protesting against the Santhairur wall.The video was recorded by Neethemaan, Aathi Thamizhar Katchi.  “Why does this keep happening? We don’t know if it keeps happening openly right in front of us, but …

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On the Beef Festival in Osmania

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes B. Sudarshan, one of the chief organisers of the recent ‘Peddakura Pandaga’, or Beef Festival, in Osmania University recently, speaks to Dalit Camera on the background of the event, and the need fororganising such an event, a couple of days before the festival. {youtube}2J4Tg8ksHTQ{/youtube} On December 10th, the whole …

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Why all social movements today need Ambedkar, not Gandhi or Arundhati Roy

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   Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Veteran political activist U. Sambashiva Rao was one of the key speakers at the ‘Democratic Debate on Appropriation of Ambedkar’s Writings’ held on April 10, 2014, in Hyderabad. He is the Chairman of the BC Mahajana Sangham and has played an active part in many people’s movements – starting …

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“Dalits have been waiting for 200 years for justice, another 20 years won’t matter”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Today, August 6th, marks the 23rd anniversary of Tsunduru massacre of Dalits in Andhra Pradesh. When the case finally reached the Andhra Pradesh High Court, all the accused (including those who had been convicted by the lower court) were acquitted on April 22, 2014. Several Dalit and human rights …

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‘The whole system is in their hands, including the judicial system’: Bojja Tharakam

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dalit Camera spoke to veteran human rights lawyer Bojja Tharakam after the acquittal of all the accused in the Tsunduru massacre case in the Andhra Pradesh High Court on April 22, 2014. Very recently Bojja Tharakam, who is the Special Public Prosecutor in the case, had openly expressed lack …

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Without Arundhati Roy and Gandhi, the book had its own value: Bojja Tharakam

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dalit Camera talked recently to veteran human rights activist Bojja Tharakam on the new edition of ‘Ännihilation of Caste’ introduced by Arundhati Roy. The text below is a transcript of the interview. BojjaTharakam, senior advocate in the AP High Court, was the founding president of Andhra Pradesh Dalit Maha …

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An Open Letter to Ms. Arundhati Roy

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dear Ms. Arundhati Roy, We are writing this letter to clarify our position on the rumors spreading in New Delhi about the cancellation of the launch of the book, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste, introduced by you and published by Navayana. The rumors claim that Dalit activists …