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Will change in names of caste-based localities change their realities?

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Mayur Kudupale The Maharashtra government has initiated steps to change names of localities, awards and to remove the word ‘Dalit’. For changing the name of localities the government is attempting to remove the stigma attached to the names of the localities; it has also changed the name of award Dr Balasaheb Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Puraskar …

Thought

Create Dalit Economy the way Dalit Sahitya was created: Chandra Bhan Prasad

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad and Pushpendra Johar in a discussion: this is a part of the series of interviews, talks, articles that SAVARI and Round Table India are trying to put together to gather the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the second part of the discussion; the first part is here.  Pushpendra: …

Features

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 …

Features

Love in the Times of ‘Caste Killings’

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  Purnachandra Naik Review of the novel ‘Pyre‘ by Perumal Murugan Title: Pyre Author: Perumal Murugan Translator: Aniruddhan Vasudevan Publisher: Penguin Books India Pages: 200 Price: 399 rupees In a society yet to wake up from the deep slumber of caste practices, love across caste lines is a formidable “crime”. In a society yet to …

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Reflections: National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013

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  Prachi Beula The National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013 was something that was long overdue. I am yet to absorb the ‘explosion of knowledge and power’ that I experienced and when Anoop bhai said we could share our experiences I was glad to sit down and reflect. Many people asked questions like why …