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Rape has been the favourite weapon of the dominant castes: Paul Divakar

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  Ravi Chandran Paul Divakar, of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), talked to Ravi Chandran of Dalit Camera: Through Un-touchable Eyes in Hyderabad recently. The first part of the excerpts of the interview are produced below:     Dalit Camera: Sir, could you speak about the recent spate of rapes, in Haryana? {youtube}IBk21b0cGbc{/youtube} …

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Exactly whose sentiments are hurt by beef and pork? Part 2

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  Continued from here. Ravi Chandran As we saw earlier, beef was made an issue associated with only Muslims. Read the constituent assembly debate on banning cow slaughter– Seth Govind Das in his speech he says:  …The Muslims should come forward to make it clear that their religion does not compulsorily enjoin on them the …

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Dalit students demand removal of illegal places of worship in Osmania

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  Ravi Chandran Osmania University is a hotbed of Dalit politics. OU was a bastion of the upper caste middle classes in the 60s and 70s, but since the late 80s, the upper caste student population has drastically come down. After Mandal, the representation of SC/ST/OBCs has gone up to a majority in the university. …

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Wherever Dalits assert themselves, there is a massacre!

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  Ravi Chandran All the atrocities committed on Dalits are a result of Dalit assertion. This was also exposed on the intellectual level recently, when some Dalits theorized on the Ambedkar cartoon and the non-Dalit intellectuals joined hands for an all out war against them; in this too they found a few amenable Dalit intellectuals …

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Dalit Camera: Past Achievements, Principles and an Appeal

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  Dalit Camera: Past Achievements, Principles and an Appeal to Contribute ~~~ Ravi Chandran, Dalit Camera Team One year ago, a Dalit (Arunthathiyar) woman Panchayat President was brutally attacked. She did a remarkable job in her Panchayat as a Panchayat President. This was the fourth Dalit Panchayat President who was attacked. She is the only …

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Ambedkar Cartoon, Dalit Objections and Indian Left Liberals – II

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    Continued from here. This is the second, concluding part of the transcript of the interview Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, conducted with Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on the recent Ambedkar cartoon controversy. Dr K. Satyanarayana: …

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Ambedkar Cartoon, Dalit Objections and Indian Left Liberals – I

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    Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, interviewed Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on the recent Ambedkar cartoon controversy. Here’s the first part of the transcript of the interview: Ravi Chandran: Sir, how do you see the division …

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“I am not a slave and don’t make me a slave”- Annan Pasupathi Pandian, a tribute

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  Ravi Chandran (With editorial suggestions from Kuffir) This article is an attempt to bring together information about the Dalit revolutionary leader Pasupathi Pandian, who was brutally murdered a couple of days ago (January 10, 2012). Since only bits and pieces of news material is available on him, I tried to gather some information from the …