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For the perfect progressive recipe, skip caste, sprinkle Dalit swadanusaar: Gaurav Somwanshi

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  Gaurav Somwanshi (Round Table India and SAVARI have been hosting a series of online talks by activists and thinkers on issues of importance to the Bahujan. This is the transcript of Gaurav Somwanshi’s talk on June 21st, 2020) Whatever I’m going to talk about today is primarily built upon the articles that I wrote, …

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Dalitism isn’t final, Humanism is: Panther Raja Dhale

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  Rahul Gaikwad   One always gets a feeling of being at a crossroad whenever a luminary like Panther Raja Dhale leaves this world. After Namdeo Dhasal, he was the other stellar leader and co-founder of the Dalit Panthers. The void left by these legends is very huge for Ambedkarites and the Ambedkarite movement.   …

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Dalit: Identity or Commodity for Savarnas?

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  Gaurav Somwanshi Consider the following three instances: 1. Until just a few years ago, the mere mention of the word ‘Dalit’ aroused scorn from even the most veteran progressives and media outlets that countered it with “we’re all humans”. That hypocritical silliness of “we’re all humans” argument is still there, but now almost every …

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The Dilemma of an upwardly mobile, English speaking, Bengali Dalit woman

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  Drishadwati Bargi The rather long title could have been longer if it were to encapsulate the full range of the subjectivity of this scribe. It should have been “The dilemma of being an upwardly mobile, English speaking, Dalit Feminist and ideologue who is simultaneously a wannabe intellectual, a commodity fetishist and a person with …