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Are the Hindutva leaders ready to debate the state of Dalits?

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  Abhay Kumar With the UP Assembly Elections (2017) drawing closer, the Hindutva leaders have started shedding tears for Dalits. Weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in which he said that one may attack him but not his Dalit brothers, BJP National Executive Member Sanjay Paswan wrote an opinion piece in The Indian Express …

Features

Ambedkar does not need to be rescued

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  Nilesh Kumar Introduction This year, the nation is celebrating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary. Dalits, Ambedkarite groups, non-governmental organizations largely run by Dalits, international bodies like United Nations (UN), some national and international universities, political parties like Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Hindu organisations like Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Congress, the various state …

Features

Dalit Public Sphere: Future History of Dalit Politics

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Sanjeev Kumar Electoral politics is the ‘popular form’ of politics. Nonetheless, politics has a wider connotation, veiled and translated through various means such as paintings, monuments, songs, architecture, literature, language, protests, movements etc. In fact, these are spatial, temporal and linguistic sites that (de)construct the meaning and nature of politics over and over again. Similarly, …

Features

If Dalits do not support Arundhati Roy, they are all pro-hindutva?

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  K. Satyanarayana [This is a comment on the recent article by Dr. N. Sukumar (Dalit Revolution and Hindutva Counter Revolution in Indian Politics) on Round Table India which questioned the new discourse in the opinion columns of mainstream media on how the Dalit movement has supposedly taken a ‘rightward’ shift. Thanks Dr Satyanarayana for keeping the …

Features

A Mass Movement for the Dalits? The VCK and party politics in TN

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  Hugo Gorringe & D. Karthikeyan, University of Edinburgh Speaking at a memorial to honour the memory of Dalits killed by casteist fanatics in Melavalavu last month, Thol. Thirumavalavan, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) called for ‘a mass movement’ to protect the rights and dignity of Dalits in the state. A catalogue …

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Drama of Elections in UoH: Reflections on Student Politics

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  Jadumani Mahanand The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it ~ Karl Marx. Aristotle says ‘man is by nature a social and political animal’, which means one cannot live without these two kinds of institutions. That is to say, if an individual wants to live apart …

Thought

Interview with Gowthama Sannah, Propaganda Secretary of the VCK (Part 3)

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  This is the third and final part of the interview with Gowthama Sannah, Propaganda Secretary of the VCK – Chennai, 26th September 2012 (Please read the second part here and the first part here) [This interview was first published in Vol 2, No 1 (2013) issue of ‘The South Asianist’] Hugo Gorringe: Where was …

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Dalit Youth Federation calls for discussion

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  On Sunday, 21st July 2013  at 5.30 pm Venue: Navbharat Mat. School, Solaiyappan St., Periyar road, T.Nagar, Chennai, (Kodambakkam – Valluvar Kottam route). ‘Dalit Youth Federation’ calls for discussion on the following: *Violence on Dalits – Lessons & Mistakes *Revisiting the Need for Dr. Ambedkar *Unity Among Dalits *Future Course of Dalit Politics Special …

Features

“Lack of strong Dalit movement in Gujarat gives RSS-VHP-BJP a free run”

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  Anoop Kumar Gujarat assembly elections are here, and Round Table India takes this as an opportunity to post an interview of French Scholar Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot that was first published by the Dalit students’ magazine ‘Insight Young Voices’ (Feb-March, 2008). This interview was taken by Anoop Kumar for the magazine on the eve of …