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Why desi celebs or even savarna intellectuals will never say “Dalit lives matter”

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  Or why Dalits need to seize pop culture! Anurag Minus Verma American cities are exploding. For long they have tried to subdue it, but now the frustration and anger has reached the tipping point, and is oozing out on the street. The death of a black man, George Floyd, last week in Minneapolis set …

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Bhima’s force shall keep growing…!

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  Essay Series on What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means to me Pradnya Jadhav Babasaheb’s people have held him high in their hearts without waiting for him to die and appear in any textbooks. The supreme form of Ambedkarism is reflected in the songs about Babasaheb, which are popularly known as Bhimgeete, way before he became a …

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State Against Revolutionary Singer Kovan: Growing Repression in Tamil Nadu

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  Boopathi P The arrest of revolutionary singer Kovan of PALA: Increasing suppression of free speech and growing repressive measures on leftwing organizations in Tamil Nadu  The revolutionary singer Kovan, from well-known active left-wing organization People’s Art and Literary Association (PALA), in Tamil Nadu was arrested by the Chennai city crime branch police at 02.30 a.m. …

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Notes and beats of misrepresentation in Malayalam films

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by Rupesh Kumar Indian films mass mediate stereotypical images of marginalized communities like dalits and adivasis; something that is rarely challenged by anyone. The producers are almost invariably savarna/dominant caste males. The candid display of the film makers’ enormous illiteracy about the history, culture and politics of adivasi and dalits cannot be countered with the …