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Hinduism’s apartheid: Caste(in)g space

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  Dr. Ravichandran Bathran Introduction After India’s independence, the central government introduced different policies to increase the production of agriculture and goods, invested in industries and later opened the market for global capital. The government’s policy in improving agriculture had a major impact on the agrarian society, particularly the village structures. Caste hindus controlled the …

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Kerala Flood Relief & Syrian Christian Caste Arrogance

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes This is a transcript of the first 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; translation was done by Anish. {youtube}MDoxskKejSA{/youtube} Interviewee 1 When I went to the camp, I saw that the …

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A critique of Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey’s approach to waste in India

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  Dr. Ravichandran Bathran An article written by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey appeared in thewire.in on 24th May 2018 under the title “Let’s Talk about Clean India’s Unspeakable Secret”. Both have been writing on India’s waste/garbage seen in public places. To put it differently, they are critics of India’s unclean public spaces and the …

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Statement by concerned Academics and Public Intellectuals following the Court Sentence on the EFLU Defamation case

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  [via Susie Tharu] We the undersigned wish to express our grave concern over the fact that five senior students of the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), who were raising the issue of discrimination against SC and ST students in the EFLU’s Department of German, have on 13/12/2016 been charged with defamation of a …

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B R Bhaskar on Chalo Udupi: My Food, My Land

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  B. R. Bhaskar Prasad was interviewed by Palani Samy and Nidhin Sowjanya for Dalit Camera before the Chalo Udupi rally. The text was translated from Kannada by Savitha Rajamani, Vinod Pushparaj, Chinnamma and Anusha Suresh. The interview was videographed by Karthik Ranganathan.  B. R. Bhaskar Prasad is a Dalit writer and activist from Nelamangala taluk, Bengaluru, and one …

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Seshachalam massacre: Murder as state policy

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  Twenty Adivasi, OBC and Dalit workers from Tamil Nadu were brutally killed by Andhra Pradesh police on April 7, 2015, in the Seshachalam forest region of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh under the pretext that they were smuggling red sanders logs, and were shot down in an ‘encounter’. A fact-finding team comprising of researchers …