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Tribute to Raja Dhale: Panther Who Once Set Bhagwad Gita on Fire

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  Pardeep Attri Born on 30 September 1940, Raja Dhale, one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers, died today (16 July 2019) at his residence in Mumbai. He was 78. His life struggle is as inspiring as that of many other Dalits who struggle and fight against the caste system enshrined upon us by …

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Hi Goshta Tevhachi Ahe: This is a Story of those Times

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  Disha Shaikh On 15th of February, ‘Sarva Kahi Samashtisathi’ — a day-long literature festival commemorating the life and contribution of Marathi writer, poet and one of the founding members of ‘Dalit Panther’, Namdeo Dhasal — was organized at the JJ School of Arts in Mumbai. 15th February is the birth anniversary of Namdeo Dhasal. …

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Namdeo Dhasal’s unique imagination and unparalleled language

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   Yogesh Maitreya The Sun that was leaked, Being dimmed Into the bosom of the night, Then I was born On footpath… ~ Namdeo Dhasal It was a nippy and brooding winter of 2011 in Nagpur; I was in second year of Bachelor’s degree. Books, especially poetry and novels became the sole escape from material …

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The Panther has breathed his last

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  Eminent Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal passed away today (January 15th, 2014). This is the collective tribute of a group of Round Table India writers. ~ Here-in the distanceRevolution rumbles everywhereYou hear it? His poetry did not belong to the pages, for neat archiving in some anthology. It had trees, but they were leafless. It …

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Dalitizing History: A New Paradigm in South Asia

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  Chinnaiah Jangam [Reviewed by Chinnaiah Jangam (Wagner College), Bhagavan, Manu; Feldhaus, Anne, eds., Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India. H-Asia, H-Net Reviews. December, 2009.] Over the last two decades, the South Asian landscape has experienced a resurgence of untouchable voices challenging the dominant social, economic, political, cultural, and epistemological structures, …