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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Arigay Ramaswamy and his Struggle for uniting Dalits

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  Dr. Chandraiah Gopani The concept of emancipation is occupied a central theme for Dalit movements and politics both in colonial and post-colonial period. There were organic leaders among Dalits during Nizam period from 1906 to 1953. The period between 1906-1953 was crucial for vibrant Dalit activities and autonomous assertions in Hyderabad state. Although Nizam …


When Chiranjeevi cannot sanitise ‘Aaj ka Goonda Raaj’

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In 1991, Chiranjeevi acted in a film called Gang Leader. The summer release was a box office sensation in Telugu cinema. Within a year, it got remade in Hindi as Aaj ka Goonda Raaj. Almost three decades later, in 2020, the film and its star seem more relevant than ever before. Despite …


ASA Statement in Solidarity with TISS Hyderabad GOI PMS Students

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  Educate!!! Agitate!!! Organize!!! AMBEDKARITE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (ASA) TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (TISS), MUMBAI-88 Statement in Solidarity with TISS Hyderabad GOI PMS Students and condemning the SINE DIE decision of the TISS HYBD Administration and appropriation of GOI PMS issues by the Non-GOI PMS Students We hereby write this statement after in consultation with …


Rally & Dharna by the Hijra & Transgender Community against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

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  RALLY Date: Friday, 26th August 2016 i.e. todayStarting time: Between 2 to 2.30 pmStarting point: Goshaalaa, Lower Tank Bund RoadEnd point: Dharna Chowk at Indira Park, Hyderabad DHARNA Date: Friday, 26th August 2016 i.e. todayTime: 4 pm till 6 pmVenue: Dharnaa Chowk at Indira Park, Hyderabad The honorable MP of Rajya Sabha, Sri Tiruchi …


Who is Koonal Duggal, the “anti-university” activist from EFLU?

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  On 14th April 2016, on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Koonal Duggal, a Dalit PhD scholar in the Department of Cultural Studies, EFL University, and a guest faculty at the S N School of Fine Arts and Communication, UoH, for the first time learnt that he was no longer …


World Record Painting Event: For 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb

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  [Via Tejaswi Dantuluri] Disha Science Center, Tellapur in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Hyderabad (ICCR) and J.W.C.S,Telangana Govt. is organizing a world record painting event observing 125th Birth Anniversary of Bharath Ratna, Dr B R Ambedkar at ICCR Art Gallery, Ravindra Bharathi on 10 April 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 …


Those who oppose beef, invented caste: Beef Bachao Andolan

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  Dharma Teja I attended the Beef Bachao Andolan: An Open Protest Meet, held at Lamakaan, Hyderabad, on 24th May. The open invitation on the official Facebook page of Beef Bachao Andolan was as follows:  “Progressive literatti, poets, writers, scribes, journalists, singers, balladeers gather today to sing, dance, talk, and express their solidarity on the …