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My Life and Caste: Journey of Becoming Ambedkarite

Ramkumar

Ramkumar Govindan I am Ramkumar, pursuing PhD at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. One day after a discussion on Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, one of my friends asked me, what kind of discrimination have you experienced? Without even thinking a minute I replied to her: no, I don’t think I have faced any direct discrimination. …

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Asuran: A movie on symbolism of Dalit assertion

Ramkumar

  Ramkumar Govindan Introduction In the recent past, the market for movies on anti-caste politics has gained momentum in Indian cinema, especially in Tamil cinema. The young directors of Tamil Nadu such as Pa. Ranjit, Lenin Bharathi, Maari Selvaraj, Raju Murugan, Vetri Maran etc., are making movies with progressive ideology, dealing with subjects on anti-caste …