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On Political Reservations for the Scheduled Castes: Reserved but Unequal?

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Hugo Gorringe & Suryakant Waghmore In a recent interview with The Hindu1, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar suggested the abolition of political reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) “as the people have started voting for Dalit candidates in elections without any bias”‘ (The Hindu, 9 Oct 2014). In this, and other aspects of the …

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Freedom, dignity, happiness, or simply, life!

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Comments on Oxford India Anthology of Tamil Dalit Writing (Part I) P. Dayanandan (Paper presented on 10th April, 2012 on the occasion of the release of the Oxford India Anthology of Tamil Dalit Writing) • I congratulate Ravikumar, Azhagarsan and Mini for bringing Dalit thoughts to English language readers at large. A quick look at Ravi’s …