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Dalits and mainstream media in Maharashtra

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  Sunil Dudhe The elections are over and we have a reactionary, nationalist and totalitarian believer as our ruler. And soon after the elections we had an outburst of caste atrocities all over the country. And particularly in Maharashtra, which has a tradition of reporting bias in events of caste atrocities, such incidents have been …


On how Arundhati Roy introduces AoC without losing her upper hand

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  Murali Shanmugavelan In 1936, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, fondly called as Babasaheb, wrote an un-delivered lecture called Annihilation of Caste (AoC) for a Hindu reform group called Jat-Pat Todak Mandal (Society for the Abolition of Caste system). The group rejected Ambedkar’s text as too radical as it made the case for the fundamental destruction of …


Khairlanji: Gruesome Massacre of Dalits: Dalit Fury Scorches Maharashtra

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  (This report was first published in People’s March in January 2007) Avanti MARX’S famous phrase, “people make history” was witnessed this past one month in Maharashtra when the Dalits rose as one to protest against the gruesome killings of four Dalits in Khairlanjhi village. It is a fact that people develop the tactics and …