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Assertion

Support Battula Prakash, BSP & Jana Sena candidate in Telangana local polls

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  Round Table India Support Battula Prakash, ZPTC candidate of Bahujan Samaj Party and Jana Sena Party Battula Prakash is contesting for the Jannaram Mandal Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) in local body elections in Telangana state. He filed his nomination on 2 May 2019 on behalf of Bahujan Samaj Party and Jana Sena Party. His …

Features

Duddu Prabhakar: Dalit movement at a crossroads

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes [In this interview Duddu Prabhakar, veteran Dalit rights activist and President of the ‘Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samithi’ (‘Struggle Committee for Eradication of Caste’, roughly), traces the history of the Dalit movement in Andhra Pradesh from Karamchedu in 1985 to Lakshimpeta in 2012, and says the movement now has to decide …

Atrocities

Ranvir Sena Massacres and State Complicity

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[An excerpt from the chapter ‘The Pattern of Abuse: Rural Violence in Bihar and the State’s Response’ from the report ‘Broken People: Caste Violence Against India’s Untouchables’ published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in 1999.] The extent of political patronage extended to the Ranvir Sena can be gauged by the fact that while a large …

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Popular Culture and Ideology: The Phenomenon of Gaddar

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  P Kesava Kumar (First published in February 2010) The cultural sphere has its own advantage over politics in terms of pulling people into its fold. Through his songs and cultural performances, Gummadi Vittal Rao, popularly known as “Gaddar”, the Telugu poet singer, maintains the historical continuity of people’s lives and their struggles. He brings politics into everyday life situations and …