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Surveillance and Punishment in the Village: Reflections on Imayam’s Pethavan

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  Karthick RM “Hence the major effect of the Panopticon: to induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power.”-Michel Foucault “What is a village but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism?”-BR Ambedkar From the time when reports of social media …

Thought

Interview with Gowthama Sannah, Propaganda Secretary of the VCK (Part 2)

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  This is the second part of the interview with Gowthama Sannah, Propaganda Secretary of the VCK – Chennai, 26th September 2012 (Please read the first part here) [This interview was first published in Vol 2, No 1 (2013) issue of ‘The South Asianist‘] Hugo Gorringe: Just a quick question. Is it right that parties …

Atrocities

Dharmapuri atrocity – preliminary report

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Preliminary Report by  Evidence, God’s Mercy Illam, 9B, P.T. Rajan Road, (Near Singarayar Colony), Madurai – 625 002. Tamil Nadu.On 14.11.2012 ~ Initiate action who indulged in torching Dalit homesIncidents of attack on Dalit residential areas rising in Tamil Nadu4 villages, 60 Dalit homes were torched and 120 houses got damaged ~ Natham colony is within …