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Odisha: Role model for the Upper Castes in fighting Corona

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  Roshan Padhan When they say everyone is equal before law, it is the biggest lie in India. If we look at some news reports in one Odia newspaper, Sambad, this is very evident. While the Odisha government is boasting about its strict and successful implementation of the so-called lockdown, its burden is being disproportionately …

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Hinduism’s apartheid: Caste(in)g space

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  Dr. Ravichandran Bathran Introduction After India’s independence, the central government introduced different policies to increase the production of agriculture and goods, invested in industries and later opened the market for global capital. The government’s policy in improving agriculture had a major impact on the agrarian society, particularly the village structures. Caste hindus controlled the …

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Conference on The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers

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  [Via Dr. B. Ravichandran] The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/ScavengersDate: 08-Nov-2017 to 10-Nov-2017Event Type: National SeminarVenue of Event: Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.Last date for abstract: August 15th 2017 Concept Note  India has been consistently critiqued, locally and globally, for its inability to ban the inhuman practice of manually …

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Project Heartland 5: Swachh Bharat: Plight and Assertion of Valmikis

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  Pratik Parmar Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert for their rights despite all odds. By capturing these stories of struggle, Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised and be seen …

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Remembering Martyr Neelaventhan

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  Ravi Chandran and James Michael (For Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes) “Dont call me a victim, I am an immortal…if you have guts bury my body in the middle of the city” – Kalekuri Prasad.  The self-immolation of Arunthathiyar leader Neelaventhan and the brooding silence over it cannot be reduced to an issue of …