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Land Redistribution and the marginalized in Uttar Pradesh: An interview with Prof. Vivek Kumar

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  Shivam Mogha A great churning of ideas is happening in the sites of the current farmers’ protest at the borders of Delhi, being dubbed by many as the largest and longest peaceful protest in the world. As part of looking into various aspects of these protests, we have tried to understand the history of …

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In Solidarity with Scholar-Activist Prof Hany Babu

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KK Baburaj In my college days in Maharaja’s during the 80s, MT Harish was one of my closest friends. Now a professor in medical college, his home then in Punkunnam, Thrissur was a common hangout place for me during those days. During the time spent there we used to watch world classic cinemas from video …

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Presenting Angela Davis, the Savarna Style

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  Sukanya Shantha On Friday, a friend and I walked into a movie hall to watch an American romantic musical, La La Land. Enticed by the cinematic beauty and the dreamy two hours spent in the cinema hall, I walked out feeling empathetic towards actor Ryan Gosling’s character Sebastian, a white American, who among several …

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Who’s your Perfect Dalit Woman?

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  Christina Thomas Dhanaraj “The oppressor is solidary with the oppressed only when he stops regarding the oppressed as an abstract category and sees them as persons who have been unjustly dealt with, deprived of their voice, cheated in the sale of their labor — when he stops making pious, sentimental, and individualistic gestures and …

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Dalit struggles and choice

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  Cynthia Stephen One of the queries raised by a senior retired government official from the Dalit community, who continues to engage with community issues well into his retirement, asked this question in the wake of the Rohith Vemula incident: “Should Dalit energy be wasted for causes like protesting against execution of Memon, favouring beef …