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When Rohith Vemula Meets Jignesh Mevani: Towards a Radical Democratic Imaginary

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  K K Baburaj ‘Live dangerously’, told Nietzsche, one of the great counter-thinkers in the history of modern philosophy. KK Kochu, a well known Dalit writer and political activist from Kerala, in his collection of articles titled ‘Revolution and Culture’ published in the eighties, attempted to rewrite the slogan of Nietzsche as ‘act dangerously’. Such …

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It is a planned murder: Thol. Thirumavalavan on Gokulraj’s killing

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  Thol. Thirumavalavan condemns brutal killing of a Dalit Youth in Tiruchengode and a Muslim Youth in Pallikonda Police Station A racist gang of caste hindus had kidnapped and beheaded a Dalit engineering graduate, Gokulraj in Tiruchengode of Namakkal District (Tamil Nadu, on 23rd June 2015). This is a planned murder by the gang which …

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Andra Pradesh Bishops launch web network for dalit youth

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Some 70 Dalit Christian youth from different dioceses of Coastal Andhra Pradesh participated in the June 28 seminar organised by the Bishops in Vijaywada. Indian bishops’ office working for dalit and tribal people has launched network of dalit youth to help them share information on jobs, scholarships and other opportunities for progress. At a seminar …

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Attacks on Dalits in Kalappatti

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Findings of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Team that visited Kalapatti village, Tamil Nadu, in May 2004  1. Caste Discrimination and Untouchability practices Kalapatti is a village which is located in the Coimbatore district under the Kovilpalayam police station limits. It is 14 km from the Coimbatore-Avinashi road. This village consists of nearly 2000 families …