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Calling out Hysteria

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  Jyotsna Siddharth When Dalits are beaten up mercilessly with an iron rod in broad daylight, it shakes but doesn’t break us. When an 11-year-old Dalit girl is gang raped repeatedly by the same men, it doesn’t question our morale; it disturbs us, but doesn’t leave us sleepless at night. What do we do? And …


Love Blooms in the Caste Closet

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  Jyotsna Siddharth An incident took place a couple of months ago in JNU, one of the most liberal and radical universities in the country: an undergraduate girl was axed by her classmate in broad daylight. Another recent incident: Ilavasaran, a dalit boy whose love for a Vanniyar girl was reciprocated, was found dead on …