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“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 …

Policy

Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participation in Rural Panchayati Raj (Part 2)

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  Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participationin Rural Panchayati Raj   A study of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Continued from here. ~Executive Summary   ~Jayshree MangubhaiAloysius Irudayam sjEmma Sydenham   ~(Research done in Collaboration with Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat and Evidence, Tamil Nadu)   ~  IV. Responsiveness of the State “I did not take other problems …

Policy

Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participation in Rural Panchayati Raj (Part 1)

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  Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participationin Rural Panchayati RajA study of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu ~Executive Summary ~Jayshree MangubhaiAloysius Irudayam sjEmma Sydenham ~(Research done in Collaboration with Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat and Evidence, Tamil Nadu) ~ “More and more Dalit1 women should contest the elections and get elected to the panchayat, and help the Dalit community …

Thought

Gujarat: Myth and reality

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Bhalchandra Mungekar A war of words has erupted between the chief ministers of Bihar and Gujarat. Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar has slammed Narendra Modi for taking potshots at the state’s slow socio-economic growth. The altercation began with Modi saying that caste politics has ruined states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Hitting back, Nitish has …

Features

Killings in the name of witchcraft

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Karthik Navayan [A February, 2010 article in Oneworld South Asia gives us an idea about the scale of the problem of ‘witch-hunting’ in rural India: ‘Statistics on witch-hunting crimes compiled by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) are a cause of concern. The NCRB reported that in 2007, 177 cases of witchcraft-related murders were reported …