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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 …


Who killed Ilavarasan?

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   The Tamil Nadu govt has ordered a judicial panel to enquire into the death of Ilavarasan. Round Table India has been documenting the caste violence in Dharmapuri since the news of the burning of hundreds of Dalit homes there broke out. We are adding video testimonies from Dalit activists, and news reports, as an …