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Bhima Koregaon: Commemoration as an Alternative Narrative for the Dalits

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Nandhana Prem As a girl of 12 years, I came across Kancha Ilaiah’s book “Why I am not a Hindu?” for the first time. Stepping away from the fictions of that time, I took interest in works like “Karukku” by Bama, “Mother Forest” by C. K. Janu and most important politically, “Annihilation of Caste” by …

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Why Dalit Matters: A Dalit-American Argument for the Inclusion of “Dalit” in California Textbooks

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  Suthamalli Ganga My name is Suthamalli Ganga and I am a proud Dalit American who has lived in the US for over seventeen years. Dalit is a term that is used for my people who were formerly known as Untouchable, but we see this word as an epithet and use Dalit instead, which refers …

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Ambedkarite Scholars Group’s Open Letter to California State Board of Education

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  Ambedkarite Scholars Group  3/16/2016 To:Instructional Quality CommissionCurriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division (CFIRD)California Department of Education1430 N Street, Room 3207Sacramento, CA 95814Tel: 916-319-0881;Fax: 916-319-0161Email: hssframework@cde.ca.gov Re: History–Social Science Framework for California Public Schools Dear Members of the Instructional Quality Commission, We write as a group of scholars whose work is focused on the issues …

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Why Dalit History Matters

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  Pardeep Attri If you want to destroy a society, destroy its History and the society will get destroyed automatically – Dr. Ambedkar Nobody till now has questioned winners; neither will anyone in the future ask them, how have they won? Fiction is “generally accepted falsehood” or “non factual literature”, whereas the History is “systematic …

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Dalit History Matters

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  Dalit History Matters Collective (Vee Karunakaran, Christina Thomas Dhanaraj, Asha Kowtal, Sanghapali Aruna, Manisha Devi, and Thenmozhi Soundararajan) I am Dalit HistoryYOU are Dalit HistoryWE are Dalit HIstory And we believe thatit’s not just HISstory, but HERstory, and OURstorythat are necessary to set us free. Founded on these beliefs, Dalit History Month is committed …