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Modi, BJP, Sangh Parivar and gang spell callousness

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  Sundeep Pattem (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) [The conversation was recorded on April 12, 2020] Anu Ramdas: Give me a big picture of how information flows in the US, between the federal government and state governments and how people receive …

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Release of ‘What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means to Me’ eBook: Get your free copy!

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  The Shared Mirror Publishing House We are happy to share news of the release of our second book. ‘What Babasaheb Means to Me’ is an edited volume that compiles articles by authors on Round Table India and Savari. Here is an excerpt from the preface of the book edited by Sruthi Herbert, Chetana Sawai and Gurinder Azad: “… This …

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The Written World and Dalit Bahujan and Adivasi Women – SAVARI’s Editor Sruthi Herbert

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  Gurinder Azad SAVARI describes itself as: “We are adivasi, bahujan and dalit women. Here we share our thoughts about our lives and the society we live in, including conflicts with the self, family and community. These are perspectives from our history, and our dreams for the future. Here we are in conversations with each …

Atrocities

Fact Finding Report on the Alleged Rape and Murder of Dalit girl in Jind

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  Report of the Fact Finding Investigation conducted to ascertain facts in the case of alleged rape and murder of Dalit girl in Jind district of Haryana Background to the Formation of the Fact Finding Team On 24th August, a 20 year old Dalit girl was brutally raped and murdered in Jind, Haryana, while she …

Features

A dissent note on the ‘Dark is Beautiful’ campaign

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  Sruthi Herbert “She is so fair that to look at her, you wouldn’t say she is an SC girl”. The ‘Dark is Beautiful’ campaign got a big fillip with its endorsement by Nandita Das, who no doubt, has experienced the bias that the movie industry has against dark-skinned people. One kept having nagging doubts …

Features

Casteless Academe, Name-calling Dalits?

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Anu Ramdas Adivasi, dalit and lower shudra women are more often co-workers in the fields, kilns, mines, factories and neighborhoods than co-learners and professionals in institutions and organizations. The reverse is true for women belonging to upper castes. Majority of women are caught in manual occupations and only a tiny section of women get to …