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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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A language to counter caste predators

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  Asha Kowtal Nimma dabbalike mattu damanagaluNamma bidugade na tadiyalaravu . . . Your dominance and violenceCan never halt our liberation … ~ Dalit Sangharsh Samiti slogan in the 1980’s, across Karnataka The caste animals never cease for a moment to unleash violence against us, whom they constantly prey upon. It is a rabid gaze …